Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have unearthed inherent gender and age biases buried in a popular image dataset used to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems around the world.
The discovery will help researchers find ways to rebalance the data so it better reflects demographic diversity, ultimately paving the way for more accurate AI models.
A startup company with roots at Waterloo Engineering made a pitch to investors in California this week as a participant in the Y Combinator accelerator program.
SannTek Labs, which is based in the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, is one of almost 200 startups in the three-month summer cohort of the high-profile Bay Area program. Participants typically receive $150,000 in seed funding.
Two incoming mechatronics engineering students will start their academic careers at the University of Waterloo this fall with $100,000 each in support from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program.
Evangeline Dryburgh, 17, of Mamora, Ont., and Shahed Saleh, 18, of Windsor, distinguished themselves in a field of more than 1,400 nominees for just 50 of the prestigious scholarships across the country.
Waterloo Engineering alumnus Michael Litt was recently selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders for 2019, an honour based on contributions to both their industries and their communities.
Litt, who earned a systems design engineering degree in 2011, is a co-founder and CEO of Vidyard, a Kitchener-based company with an analytics platform that helps businesses develop effective video strategies.