News archive - January 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Ahmed Sabie, a third-year computer science student, places first in coding portion at fourth annual Code/Design to Win finals

The following article, titled Waterloo students snag top prizes at code/design to win, was written by Bill Bean and appeared originally in the January 19, 2019 issue of Communitech News.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Letter to the Editor: TAR and Privilege Review

photo of Maura Grossman

The following article, titled “Letter to the Editor: TAR and Privilege Review,” originally appeared in the January 17, 2019 issue of the New York Law Journal


We strenuously disagree with the notion that the use of technology-assisted review or TAR to assist with the privilege review in the Cohen case would have rendered it unfair or unconstitutional.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Measuring AI's ability to learn is difficult

photo of Professor Shai Ben-David

Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study, published in Nature Machine Intelligence, found that contrary to conventional wisdom, there can be no exact method for deciding whether a given problem may be successfully solved by machine learning tools.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues’ work on machine learning featured as front-page article on Nature

Professor Shai Ben-David and his colleagues Pavel Hrubes, Shay Moran, Amir Shpilka and Amir Yehudayoff have shown that a simple machine learning problem — whether an algorithm can extract a pattern from limited data — is mathematically unsolvable

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