Welcome to Waterloo.AI

Why Should you Care About Data?

Waterloo.AI's Co-Director - Jimmy Lin, explains the importance of data in this episode of the "Back to the Classroom" video series.


What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the study of machines and software that exhibit intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, planning, problem-solving, predicting, and the use of language and vision. With the advent of big data, and driven by the explosion of computing capacity and speed, AI tools are being increasingly integrated into technological solutions that are central to our everyday life, business, society, and the environment.

Since launching in 2018, Waterloo.ai's multidisciplinary research teams have been collaborating with industry to develop intelligent systems in areas such as disease detection and treatment, understanding language and emotion, vehicle navigation, and ensuring fairness and equity in such systems.

Our projects are building tomorrow's intelligent systems today, translating industrial requirements into deployable AI. In years to come, we expect this investment to yield profound dividends for the economic prosperity and quality of life of people all around the world.

And we are just getting started.


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  1. May 30, 2022Disrupted by war
    8 Ukranian students lined up

    Ukrainian students join Waterloo to continue their studies through the Ukrainian Academic Internship program

    By: Carol Truemner Faculty of Engineering

  2. May 16, 2022AI models identify COVID-19 patients at the greatest risk of death, injury
    Modern Hospital Room with Ventilator System in Intensive Care Unit in Covid pandemic situation

    AI models can help reduce the burden and cost of healthcare.

    By: Media Relations

  3. Apr. 28, 2022Machine learning can help address stigma of substance abuse in developing countries
    Whiskey glass, with ice cubes, beside a large amount of drugs, capsules and pills

    Culture-specific research helps overcome stigma and taboo

    By: Media Relations

    In developing countries, people with substance-abuse issues can sometimes face shame and find it difficult to get help.

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