Friday, February 16, 2018

SCALE.AI tapped by Ottawa to lead the charge on AI development

The Government of Canada announced  that it has selected SCALE.AI, the AI-powered supply chain consortium, as one of five winning industry-led proposals in its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Nearly 120 industrial partners, enabling organizations, and world-class research institutions have joined forces to create this innovation consortium under Canadian industry leadership. Altogether, partners have already committed $700 million in support of the ground-breaking initiative.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives

The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.

As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today. The effort will see researchers and innovators from Waterloo become key contributors in industry-led consortia.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Tech giant Amazon backs professor's AI research

A management sciences professor at Waterloo Engineering has been awarded US $80,000 in cash and services by tech giant Amazon to pursue research on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze customer product reviews. Olga Vechtomova was the sole Canadian granted funding through the Amazon Research Awards program for faculty members at academic institutions in North America and Europe.

Friday, February 9, 2018

How TheRedPin aims to take a swipe at the real estate industry

If you can swipe right and find a mate, why not a mid-century modern house in Leaside? That’s the premise of Keith McSpurren’s re-boot of web-based real estate brokerage TheRedPin. He wants to harness technology to transform the traditional real estate industry.

Machine learning and software won’t replace agents, but they will standardize and streamline the property search and they will sharpen the industry’s tools, says the 47 year old, who has two decades of experience as a start-up guy and corporate turnaround man. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

CIFAR announces distinguished advisory committee for $125M Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy

CIFAR is pleased to announce the appointment of the distinguished members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

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