Thursday, December 6, 2018

Systems Design Professor Interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show

Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair in the field of Artificial Intelligence and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Deign Engineering, is interviewed in The O'Reilly Data Show on his research on designing a human-in-the-loop platform for building deep neural networks with efficient network architectures.

Read about the interview at O'Reilly.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Learning How AI Makes Decisions: Systems Design Professor's AI work featured in PC Magazine

Unlike with traditional software, we don't always have an exact idea of how AI works. And in numerous scenarios, the opacity of deep-learning algorithms has caused larger troubles.

Using AI to understand AI is a topic explored by Prof. Alexander Wong of the System Design Engineering department in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Prof. Wong is the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging. He is also a co-founder of DarwinAI along with Sheldon Fernandez. DarwinAI is a startup located in Waterloo Ontario. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Institute's First Major Event Involving its Industrial Partners was a Great Success

The First Bi-Annual Industrial Partners Meeting of the Waterloo AI Institute, has been an excellent success as per the testimony of a number of the attendees, whether industrial partners, faculty members or students.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

UWaterloo VIP Lab added to Partnership on AI Community

10 new organizations have been added to the growing Partnership on AI community. The latest cohort of new members represents a diverse range of sectors, including media and telecommunications businesses, as well as civil rights organizations, academia, and research institutes. The Vision and Image Processing Lab at University of Waterloo is one of the new members.

Read the full story

Monday, November 5, 2018

Systems Design Ph.D. Student Wins Second Place Prize at International Student Engineering Competition in China

Systems Design Engineering Ph.D. student Jason Deglint participated at the first Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition which took place in Tianjin, China from October 29 - November 2, 2018. This competition focused on low-cost water technology with environmental and/or public health benefits and was hosted by the Sino-Canada Joint R&D Center on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Can a Canadian AI Startup Challenge Google in AutoML?

Artificial intelligence has arrived at the point where most people know what it can do… but have no idea how it does it. The mere thought of building and training deep neural networks and algorithms is so daunting that many enterprises which could benefit from AI are reluctant to engage with the transformative tech.

Google’s AutoML is creating a buzz among AI watchers and the “AI-building-AI” concept is now a hot industry topic — what could be more appealing than having this mysterious new tech actually build your models for you?

Monday, October 22, 2018

Researchers develop offline speech recognition that’s 97% accurate

Typically, deep learning approaches to voice recognition — systems that employ layers of neuron-mimicking mathematical functions to parse human speech — lean on powerful remote servers for bulk of processing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Manulife announces $400,000 AI partnership with UWaterloo

A four-year, $400,000 partnership with Ontario’s University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) will support artificial intelligence (AI) research in disability claim prediction as well as fraud detection and natural language comprehension in customer service, Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. announced Tuesday.

Read the full story at Investment Executive

Monday, September 17, 2018

Waterloo AI Institute Inaugural Seminars

listing of seminars to be held in 2018

Announcing the inaugural seminars of Waterloo.ai.  Please find the seminar details located on our Events page. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Machine learning - a solution to networking problems

Computers can now learn to solve networking problems for themselves, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

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