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.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

UWaterloo VIP Lab added to Partnership on AI Community

10 new organizations have been added to the growing Partnership on AI community. The latest cohort of new members represents a diverse range of sectors, including media and telecommunications businesses, as well as civil rights organizations, academia, and research institutes. The Vision and Image Processing Lab at University of Waterloo is one of the new members.

Read the full story

Monday, November 5, 2018

Systems Design Ph.D. Student Wins Second Place Prize at International Student Engineering Competition in China

Systems Design Engineering Ph.D. student Jason Deglint participated at the first Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition which took place in Tianjin, China from October 29 - November 2, 2018. This competition focused on low-cost water technology with environmental and/or public health benefits and was hosted by the Sino-Canada Joint R&D Center on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE).

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