Lightweight, compact, efficient and powerful AI

From Amazon's Alexa to autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming part of everyone's lives in some form or another. 

Waterloo Engineering researchers are leading the way by both shaping and directing world-changing AI technology. Instead of relying on cloud computing power that can result in service, security and data privacy concerns, our experts are developing Operational AI.

Operational AI is lightweight and compact, with highly effective intelligence that relies on minimal computing power and energy requirements. Our researchers are developing innovative Operational AI technology in areas including medical diagnostics, self-driving vehicles, speech recognition and living architecture. 

Waterloo Engineering offers more high-level courses in AI than any other Canadian university and most in the U.S. And our students are in demand. Google alone hires dozens of our co-op students each term to work in their AI/deep learning teams.

  1. Oct. 22, 2020Waterloo tech adopted by major US pathology centre

    Technology developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States.

    The Joint Pathology Center (JPC), which has the world’s largest collection of preserved human tissue samples, will use an artificial intelligence (AI) search engine to index and search its digital archive as part of a modernization effort.

  2. Dec. 17, 2019ECE researcher named an IEEE fellow for 2020

    Fakhri Karray, a Waterloo electrical and computer engineering professor, has been honoured as a 2020 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his "contributions to intelligent systems."

  3. Dec. 16, 2019Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

    The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

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