Welcome to Waterloo.ai
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change our lives – transforming how we work, how we travel, how we treat disease, how we communicate, and how we learn.
The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (Waterloo.ai) has a vital role to play. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing intelligent systems that can detect cancer and heart disease, understand language and emotion, and navigate roadways and factory floors better than ever before. But we’re just getting started. Our constant focus on key technologies and on the foundational breakthroughs to make them a reality will accelerate AI innovation that benefits everyone, everywhere.
Waterloo’s track record of partnership with industry will allow us to deliver effective AI innovation for hundreds and thousands of businesses across Canada – a truly inclusive AI revolution. Canadian start-ups, Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and corporations will be able to pioneer new technologies in medical care, assistive devices, environmental monitoring, adaptive robotics, and autonomous driving.
Building on this expertise and experience, Waterloo is producing end-to-end AI solutions of immediate benefit to all Canadians. In years to come, we expect this research investment to yield profound dividends for the economic prosperity, wellbeing and quality of life of people all around the world.
- Mar. 21, 2019
It is no secret that deep neural networks (DNNs) can achieve state-of-the-art performance in a wide range of complicated tasks. DNN models such as BigGAN, BERT, and GPT 2.0 have proved the high potential of deep learning. Deploying DNNs on mobile devices, consumer devices, drones and vehicles however remains a bottleneck for researchers. For such practical, on-device scenarios, DNNs must have a smaller footprint.
- Mar. 18, 2019
One of the hottest topics at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos was the wave of automation expected from advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and the consequent displacement of workers. This anticipated realignment was depicted as good or bad news depending on who was speaking and who was listening.
Prof. Alexander Wong of the Systems Design Engineering department at the University of Waterloo is quoted in this article.
- Mar. 16, 2019
AI (Artificial Intelligence) has experienced several periods of severe funding cuts and lack of interest, such as during the 1970s and 1980s. They were called “AI winters,” a reference to the concept of nuclear winter where the sun is blocked from a layer of smoke and dust!
But of course, things are much different nowadays. AI is one of the hottest categories of tech and is a strategic priority for companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and many others.
- Mar. 25, 2019
Seyed Majid Zahedi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
- Apr. 29, 2019
Kerstin Dautenhahn, Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics
University of Waterloo