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. Sep. 18, 2019Systems Design Engineering Professor Featured in Wired Magazine Article Talking about Data Bias in AI

    Alexander Wong, the Waterloo professor, who has studied biases within ImageNet, says the inattention was likely in part because, at the time the database was made, researchers were focused on the basics of getting their object detection algorithms to work. The enormous success of deep learning took the field by surprise. “We’re now getting to a point where AI is usable, and now people are looking at the social ramifications,” he says.

  2. Sep. 13, 2019Systems Design Engineering Professor and Startup Collaborates with Audi on Designing Autonomous Driving Technology

    A Waterloo startup has partnered with a German automotive giant to demonstrate how its artificial intelligence technology can potentially accelerate the development of the electronic brain behind autonomous vehicles.

    DarwinAI's chief scientist Alexander Wong, a professor at the University of Waterloo and a Canada Research Chair in artificial intelligence, is a member of The Partnership on AI.

  3. Aug. 28, 2019Waterloo researchers unearth gender and age biases in popular visual dataset

    Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have unearthed inherent gender and age biases buried in a popular image dataset used to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems around the world.

    The discovery will help researchers find ways to rebalance the data so it better reflects demographic diversity, ultimately paving the way for more accurate AI models.

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  1. Nov. 8, 2019Waterloo.ai Seminar: Chris Eliasmith on Spiking Neural Networks for More Efficient AI Algorithms

    Please join us for the next institute seminar on Friday, November 8 at 11:00am in DC 1302.

    We are excited to have our own Prof. Chris Eliasmith from the department of  Systems Design Engineering to present at our AI institute seminar series! Dr. Eliasmith will give his perspective on the AI field and discuss some intriguing projects from his group, see more details below.

  2. Dec. 6, 2019Waterloo.ai Seminar: Qiang Liu on Recent Applications of Stein's Method in Machine Learning

    Please join us for the next institute seminar  Friday, December 6 at 11:30am in DC 1302.

    We are excited to have Prof. Qiang Liu from the department of  Computer Science in UT Austin to present at our AI institute seminar series! Dr. Liu will give his perspective on the AI field and discuss some intriguing projects from his group, see more details below.

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