Wednesday, December 12, 2018

AI being used to develop drugs even faster and cheaper

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper and more efficiently.

Waterloo chemists have introduced AI to interpret the results acquired by the differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) technique to predict drug properties. This could reduce in principle the time between concept and coming to market of new drugs by years and decrease production costs by $100s of million.

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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fighting wildfires with artificial intelligence

As our climate changes and forest fires increase in number and intensity, what does our future with forest fires look like?

British Columbia experienced a state of emergency this summer when wildfires burned across the province, destroying more area than in any other season on record. The fire currently raging in California has become the deadliest wildfire in the state's modern history.

With climate scientists predicting warmer, drier weather in many regions across Canada, finding solutions to combat the devastation of forest fires has never been more pressing.

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