Monday, November 4, 2019

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) visits the Waterloo AI Institute

On October 25, a delegation from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), an independent agency of the Government of Canada that is the regulator of the banks and insurance companies in Canada, visited the Waterloo AI Institute. The aim of the visit was to discuss and understand the uses, development and deployment of AI/ML models, with the end goal of issuing guidance to the financial institutions that they oversee.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Waterloo AI/Manulife Day

The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute at the University of Waterloo ( organized the  2019 Manulife Day, held Friday, October 25, 2019, on the University of Waterloo campus. This year’s event consisted of presentations by Manulife executives and research scientists and the University of Waterloo researchers. A Panel on AI and Finances was also organized during the same event and involved UW researchers and executives from Manulife.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Waterloo AI Institute Organizes its Second Reverse Co-Op

The Waterloo AI Institute has organized from the 17th to 19th of October 2019 its second reverse co-op event involving industrial partners and sponsors of the Institute. The event was preceded by the annual partner meeting day on October 16th, which highlighted progress on research undertaken by Waterloo AI Institute members with funding from the industrial partners. The reverse co-op activity of the event was spread over three days and included presentations made by experts in the field of Natural Language Understanding (theory and applications).

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.