Monday, September 18, 2017

Take a look under the hood of an autonomous car

Student research team working on the Autonomoose

Building an artificial brain that will one day replace human drivers is an incredibly complex technical challenge, say the researchers leading Waterloo’s autonomous vehicle project  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pursue Problems That Matter: Tesla's JB Straubel on innovation and success

JB Straubel of Telsa addresses audience at Waterloo Summit

JB Straubel got a big laugh, then delivered a heartfelt message, as he closed the Waterloo Innovation Summit with a keynote address Friday afternoon.

Friday, September 8, 2017

New software can detect when people text and drive

Driver texting while behind the wheel

Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.

The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Telsa Co-founder to Keynote at Waterloo Innovation Summit

JB Straubel, Chief Technical Officer of Tesla

The University of Waterloo will host innovators from around the world who have revolutionized business through disruptive technology for its fifth annual Waterloo Innovation Summit on September 14 and 15. With this year's conference theme 'Hacking the Future', influential speakers from a wide range of sectors will focus on discussions in foward-thinking and interactive conversations. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Reading the minds of deep learning AI systems

Devinder Kumar

As expectations soar in the exploding field of artificial intelligence (AI), a small but growing group of researchers is buckling down on a fundamental problem: understanding how increasingly complex computer programs actually work.