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. 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

  2. Apr. 24, 2019Why are Canada’s scientists getting political?

    For Canadian researchers whose fields have been selected as priorities for government largesse, such as artificial intelligence, Canada feels a comfortable place to be. Peter van Beek, co-director of the AI Institute at the University of Waterloo, says that the roughly Can$350 million provided in the 2017 federal budget for the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy and the Scale AI cluster (part of a business-led supercluster initiative) has been “a total game changer”.

    Click here to read more from Peter van Beek and others. 

  3. Apr. 24, 2019Machine-learning earnings: Novel approach triples investment success

    University of Waterloo researchers have developed a new framework that increases the probability of meeting your investment target by threefold.

    The data-driven approach, which is enhanced by machine learning, significantly outperforms traditional methods used by investors and people saving for retirement.

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