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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World leaders discuss implementation of climate change agreement

Experts from the University of Waterloo are available to speak about COP23, the United Nations climate change conference, where leaders from around the world are meeting to discuss ways to implement the Paris Agreement. The summit is taking place this week in Bonn.

Sarah Burch — Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing.

New deep-learning AI software produced with that technology is compact enough to fit on mobile computer chips for use in everything from smartphones to industrial robots.

That would allow devices to operate independent of the internet while using AI that performs almost as well as tethered neural networks.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Top Canadian startups pitch to one hundred-plus investors during Ontario-California tech tour

At opportunities organized by Canada’s leading entrepreneurship programs, more than 100 U.S. and Canadian financers lined up to evaluate 43 of the most investment-ready tech startups in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor.

The investors were introduced to the companies at an invite-only Demo Day event held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California on November 7, as well as a similar event held for Canadian investors in Toronto on October 19.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Expert Advisory - Toronto faces shortage of family-friendly condos

Several UWaterloo experts from the Faculty of Environment are available to discuss the survey of 18- to 39-year-olds for the Toronto Region Board of Trade that all areas of the city need to make room for denser housing such as bigger condos, townhouses, laneway homes and granny suites.

Brian Doucet — School of Planning

Brian Doucet is a professor in the School of Planning specializing in gentrification, neighbourhood change, and urban inequalities.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic systems

The presence of artificial sweeteners in rural groundwater shows evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

The study, which appears in the Journal of Environmental Quality, describes how the researchers tested private, rural groundwater wells in the Nottawasaga River Watershed for four artificial sweeteners as a way to detect groundwater impacted by human wastewater being released by septic systems in the area.

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