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. 

  1. Feb. 13, 2019University of Waterloo & Waterloo.ai highlighted in article on AI funding in Canada

    “The University of Waterloo is another university among the top computer science programs, globally. It’s become a hot spot on the PanCanadian AI Strategy map and known as Toronto’s “AI twin” devoted to applied research.”

    Read the full story at Medium

  2. Feb. 7, 2019Canada needs to commercialize AI, not just do research, industry leaders say

    Fewer than half of 100 machine-learning patents developed in Canada remain here: CIGI study

    Read the full story at CBC.ca

  3. Jan. 21, 2019An arms race that Canada could actually win

    In its push to develop Artificial Intelligence, Canada could become a major player in a technology that will be crucial to the global balance of power.

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  1. Feb. 25, 2019Upcoming Seminar Series with Khalid Al-Kofahi (Thomson Reuters)

    Khalid Al-Kofahi, Head, Corporate R&D, Center for AI and Cognitive Computing
    Thomson Reuters

  2. Feb. 28, 2019Computational Creativity and the implications of machines that can ‘imagine’

    DarwinAI with Waterloo.ai invites you to register for the upcoming event!

    Computational Creativity and the implications of machines that can ‘imagine’

  3. Apr. 29, 2019Upcoming Seminar Series with Kerstin Dautenhahn (UW Eng)

    Stay tuned for more information!

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