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.

Alex Wong, Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems and associate professor at Waterloo Engineering, discusses the future impact for a range of industry applications utilizing artificial intelligence and evolutionary deep intelligence.

  1. Apr. 6, 2018New institute set to make Waterloo AI research 'shine'

    A new institute at the University of Waterloo will focus on fostering campus-wide research into artificial intelligence (AI) and provide a portal for organizations to access its extensive expertise in the rapidly growing field.

    Launched today, the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute will bring together almost 100 faculty members to tackle practical and fundamental problems brought to them by partners in business, government and the non-profit sector.

  2. Mar. 2, 2018Amazon partners with Waterloo to support AI research

    Recent advances in the fields of human-machine interaction and artificial intelligence (AI) have been so swift that even experts like Fakhri Karray shake their heads in amazement.

    Just five or six years ago, the University of Waterloo engineering professor had trouble imagining computer software systems capable of both recognizing and “understanding” everyday speech with an extremely high degree of accuracy.

  3. Feb. 15, 2018Engineering a big part of winning AI supply chain bid

    Canada’s supply chains will get a powerful new boost from artificial intelligence (AI) as an industry-led network of partners teams up with Waterloo Engineering to help drive economic growth through technological innovation.

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