Thursday, September 19, 2019

Systems 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.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Systems 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Waterloo 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.

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. 

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