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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.

Waterloo has a vital role to play. Our researchers 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. 

  1. Aug. 10, 2018Elucid Labs uses AI in imaging device to detect skin cancer

    A medical startup has developed cutting-edge imaging technology that has the potential to detect skin cancer without leaving a mark.

    Elucid Labs uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology in a small noninvasive imaging device to analyze moles and other skin lesions for signs of skin cancer, helping dermatologists make faster, more accurate decisions and reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies.

  2. Aug. 8, 2018Canada's AI Ecosystem (Medium.com)

    Part 2: Ontario’s complete artificial intelligence value chain

    This is the second post of a series aimed to provide a cohesive perspective on all aspects of Canada’s AI ecosystems — from their roots, to the objectives, partnerships and impact of key ecosystem players. Our first article focused on how Montreal’s non-predatory model helped establish the city as a world-class AI research community.

  3. Aug. 2, 2018Using AI to Fix Potholes

    UW researchers develop artificial intelligence software to detect road problems

    Potholes and deteriorating roadways are the bane of motorists and a big task for municipalities to manage.

    An artificial intelligence software system developed by University of Waterloo researchers can simplify road maintenance to flag defects early, saving taxpayers money and drivers headaches

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