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. 11, 2019Waterloo recognized for innovation in AI and robotics

    An online magazine has recognized the University of Waterloo as one of the five most innovative universities in North America and South America in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

  2. Jan. 11, 2019DarwinAI startup getting noticed on the world stage

    An artificial intelligence (AI) startup company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering has cracked a list of the top 50 most important movers and shakers in the industry.

  3. Nov. 9, 2018Engineering lab joins growing ethical AI partnership

    A research group at Waterloo Engineering is the first Canadian academic member of a global organization dedicated to studying and formulating best practices on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

    The Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab in systems design engineering was announced yesterday as one of 10 new organizations in the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society.

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