There are millions of data points that make up our digital lives. How will they fit into a quantum future?

The explosion of data has transformed our lives and our economy. As innovators find new ways to use big data to improve our lives, others are in a race to protect sensitive data in a future where quantum devices, information and technologies bring both promise and risk.

Quantum ultra high vacuum system in the IQC lab

Canada's stake in the quantum race

We are on the cusp of a completely new technological era: the quantum age. The race for the economic benefits of quantum technologies is Canada’s to lose.

Waterloo Impact

Katarina Ilic watching circuit board being 3D printed

How a circuit board printer is accelerating innovation

Voltera: Award-winning Waterloo startup is shipping its printer to more than 60 countries around the world

CGI face talking into a phone

How machine learning helps Siri and Alexa understand you

Waterloo computer scientists are developing technology to improve speech recognition and allow machines to give you better answers to your questions

 

Machine in David Cory's IQC lab

Forming the building blocks for quantum computers

Waterloo researchers work in experimental quantum physics and quantum engineering has led to a number of startups

Meet the man protecting your secrets

Governments and corporations need to start thinking about quantum era security right now, says Waterloo researcher

 

Urban city at night

How Waterloo researchers are keeping hackers out of your devices

Everything from pacemakers to insulin pumps and digital toys can be hacked in our Internet-of-Things world

Man in mask holding microscope over a newspaper

Hiding censored websites inside cat videos

Waterloo computer scientists are working toward baseline Internet freedom for everyone with a free, anti-censorship decoy routing system called Slitheen

$445 billion per yearcost of cyber crime globallyWORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
2.5 quintillionbytes of data created everydayIBM
50.1 billiondevices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020COMPTIA

 
 

GLOBAL IMPACT REPORT 2018 - 2019

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