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. Jan. 18, 2022Startup cited by UN for AI work at cricket factory

    A company that was co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has been recognized by an agency of the United Nations (UN) for its contributions to a state-of-the-art facility to farm crickets as a source of protein.

    DarwinAI and the Aspire Food Group, which is leading the initiative, were named to a list of the top 10 projects using artificial intelligence (AI) to advance the UN’s sustainability goals.

  2. Dec. 6, 2021AI could help triage patients in COVID-19 pandemic

    New technology developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering could help doctors make the best use of limited resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Their system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify patients who require intensive care unit (ICU) treatment based on vital signs, blood test results, medical history and other data. 

  3. Nov. 19, 2021Waterloo signs research collaboration agreement with Korean institute

    Officials from the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) and the University of Waterloo have formally signed a long-term research collaboration focused on innovating manufacturing through the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

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