Technology is augmenting every aspect of humanity from health care to transportation to banking. Where is the fine balance between human and machine?

This line is increasingly blurry. We are relying on machines to do everything from drive our cars to diagnose illness. Artificial intelligence decides who gets parole, while nano-sized robots deliver medicine inside our bodies. Who decides what the robots decide?

Child holding holds with a robot

How should we manage the machines?

Responsible innovation for the 21st century: Machines may become better drivers than us but should we let them speak for us in our own voices?

Waterloo Impact

Alex Wong using his AI imaging device

How artificial intelligence is helping doctors diagnose cancer

Research breakthrough provides state-of-the-art skin cancer screening by combining deep-learning AI with deep-tissue scans

 

Autonomoose car

Autonomoose: A self-driving car for safer roads and less stress

Waterloo autonomous vehicle team is looking forward to longer public drives in 2018

 

Morteza Ahmadi at QIDNI

Biotech: The making of an artificial kidney

Qidni Labs is building an artificial kidney with the hope of dramatically improving survival rates for patients with kidney failure

 

Alexa Roeper and Daniel Choi

Wearable tech that speeds healing from injuries

Waterloo startup is developing a data-driven medical device that treats injuries while you wear it

 

Man holding a bone diagram

How computer simulations are preventing workplace injuries

Waterloo researchers interpret shoulder injury risk for a whole population of workers – from automotive to utility and telecommunications workers

 

sinking car

Can algorithms save lives during natural disasters?

Waterloo researcher creates algorithms that help first-responders find older people and those with disabilities who may be trapped in their homes during a natural disaster

 

Model wearing biomedical dress

Can a biomechanical cocktail dress make you a drink?

Waterloo artist explores the human-technology interface with interactive sculptures installed around the world

 

40%of millennials believe automation threatens their jobsDELOITTE
$15.7 trillioncontributions in artificial intelligence to the global economy by 2030PWC REPORT, 2017
5 millionjobs lost by 2020 due to automationFUTURE OF JOBS REPORT, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

 
 

GLOBAL IMPACT REPORT 2018 - 2019

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