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. July 16, 2019Emotionally intuitive AI - featuring Professor Jesse Hoey

    Waterloo researcher develops cognitive assistive technology for people with Alzheimer’s disease

    By Stephanie Longeway
    University Relations

    People suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty remembering things that recently happened to them. As the disease takes root, a person’s reasoning and behaviour can change. Day-to-day routines — like handwashing— may become challenging for them and they begin to need more assistance from caregivers for simple at-home tasks.

    But now there is technology that can help.

  2. June 25, 2019Microsoft partners with the University of Waterloo’s Artificial Intelligence Institute to address society’s greatest challenges

    It is with great excitement that we officially announce our partnership with Microsoft, AI for Good initiative. 

  3. June 25, 2019Articles featuring Microsoft x Waterloo AI Partnership

    Further articles highlighting the partnership between Microsoft and Waterloo.ai

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