At the Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017) Prof. Alexander Wong (Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems) and his PhD student Devinder Kumar won the Best Paper Award from the Transparent and Interpretable Machine Learning in Safety Critical Environments workshop. NIPS is the premiere conference in machine learning hosting over 6000 machine learning experts and industrial participants from top organizations including Google, Microsoft, IBM, Nvidia, and Tesla.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have made a breakthrough in artificial intelligence(AI). New machine learning algorithms, along with compact computer chips small enough to fit on a mobile phone, have allowed for an AI to run independent of the Internet.
Canada's University of Waterloo has revealed plans to bring its research prowess to Hong Kong, with a focus on artificial intelligence. The university has signed an agreement with HKUST to develop teaching, research and experiential exchanges and is in discussions with industry and government representatives covering its operational AI concept Waterloo.ai Alpha.