A Google Faculty Research Award propels quantum machine learning forward.
The Physics of Information lab, led by Professor Achim Kempf, was awarded one of the 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. Kempf’s lab focuses on the physics of information, a wide research field that ranges from general relativity and quantum theory to information theory and artificial intelligence (AI).
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, those tiny ribbons of metal with a tiny chip, are found in countless objects. From key fobs and payment cards to library books and inventory in a factory, these embedded inexpensive tags provide a way to uniquely and wirelessly identify objects.
On June 21, 2019, the University of Waterloo and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announced a new innovation collaboration on campus. The Collaboration for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity will develop expertise to further research in these areas nationally and internationally.
People suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty remembering things that recently happened to them. As the disease takes root, a person’s reasoning and behaviour can change. Day-to-day routines — like handwashing — may become challenging for them and they begin to need more assistance from caregivers for simple tasks.
But now there is technology that can help. Learn more about the software.
Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.
In a study led by the University of Waterloo, researchers characterized how children with ASD scan a person’s face differently than a neuro-typical child. Based on the findings, the researchers were able to develop a technique that considers how a child with ASD gaze transitions from one part of a person’s face to another.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a strategy that could reduce the level of frustration users experience when giving gesture commands to smart devices and smart environments.
In a study that outlines the new strategy, the researchers found that when developing smart devices to recognize gesture input, the adage, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again,” can be applied to boost users’ perceptions of system reliability.