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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.

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. 

  1. June 6, 2019Q&A: University of Waterloo expert talks corporate opportunities in applied AI

    Waterloo EDC interviewed our very own Professor Alex Wong on corporate opportunities in applied artificial intelligence and featuring Waterloo AI Institute.  

    Q: What is the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute and what is its role in the Waterloo AI ecosystem?

  2. May 25, 2019Forbes: Robots + AI: Boring Is Beautiful - featuring Professor Alex Wong

    During the past year, there have been major implosions of robot startups, such as with Jibo, Anki and Rethink Robotics.  They all raised substantial amounts of capital from top-tier investors and had strong teams.

    So why the failure? One of the main reasons is the extreme complexities of melding software and movable hardware.  As a result, the technology often does not live up to expectations.

  3. May 6, 2019The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

    Our very own Waterloo.ai academic member, Professor Mark Crowley will be a panelist at this upcoming event hosted by Waterloo Symposium on Technology & Society on May 15th. 

    The panel discussion will feature Avi Goldfarb, Andrew Bailey, Carla Fehr and Mark Crowley, with moderation from Centre for Security Governance  Executive Director Mark Sedra.

    For more information and registration, please click here

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