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?

Waterloo Impact

robot walking down a hallway

Is a robot a social being?

New robotics lab is asking big questions that will shape our future

hand pointing at a computer monitor

MedTech startup tackles "silent epidemic"

Waterloo alumni create smart healthcare solution to tackle life-threatening pressure injuries. Clinical pilots are underway.

children running

Building robots with a humanitarian mission

Meet the Waterloo alumnus who is innovating a future free of landmines

 

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

 

Kidney

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

 
 

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