Tuesday, July 23, 2019

MOU signed to advance Artificial Intelligence research

The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute and the National Center for High Performance Computing of National Applied Research Laboratories in Taiwan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU will further collaborative research in a broad range of Artificial Intelligence technologies.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Doing Good and Closing Canada's AI Gap

Canada has a problem.

We play an outsized role in the world as drivers of artificial intelligence knowledge and advancement, but we aren’t seeing it pay off on the global stage–not in the headlines, and not yet in the marketplace. Even as Canada cements its role as the big thinkers behind one of the world’s most dynamic and disruptive technologies, companies are having a difficult time capitalizing on that advantage.

Read more from Feridun Hamdullahpur

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Emotionally 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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Articles featuring Microsoft x Waterloo AI Partnership

Further articles highlighting the partnership between Microsoft and Waterloo.ai

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Microsoft 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. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

AUTM Conference with Professor Fakhri Karray

Our very own Professor Fakhri Karray will be representing Waterloo Artificial Intelligent Institute at the upcoming AUTM conference in Toronto. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Bordeaux – Waterloo joint workshop on Artificial Intelligence and health sciences

Earlier this year in April, University of Bordeaux hosted a workshop for University of Waterloo - Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute members. The aim was to explore the research collaboration ventures on artificial intelligence and health sciences. 

Click here to read more from the University of Bordeaux. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Is AI in your shop’s future? -- featuring Professor Alex Wong

Many shop owners view anything high tech with trepidation… and with good reason.

The digitization of today’s vehicles has moved diagnosis outside the comfort zone of many veteran technicians. It requires continuous investment in proprietary training and tools. A shop can tie up a top technician for hours troubleshooting an electronic fault and barely break even on the effort.

Does it make sense to apply the highest of high technology to maintaining and fixing cars?

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Q&A: University of Waterloo expert talks corporate opportunities in applied AI

Waterloo EDC interviewed our very own Professor Alex Wong on corporate opportunities in applied artificial intelligence and featuring Waterloo AI Institute.  

Q: What is the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute and what is its role in the Waterloo AI ecosystem?

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Forbes: Robots + AI: Boring Is Beautiful - featuring Professor Alex Wong

During the past year, there have been major implosions of robot startups, such as with Jibo, Anki and Rethink Robotics.  They all raised substantial amounts of capital from top-tier investors and had strong teams.

So why the failure? One of the main reasons is the extreme complexities of melding software and movable hardware.  As a result, the technology often does not live up to expectations.

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