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.
Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.
The new technology, called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K), can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.
Waterloo Engineering is continuing its relationship with Amazon through the Alexa Fellowship, a growing program to support research, education and entrepreneurship around conversational artificial intelligence (AI).
Waterloo was one of just four universities – along with Carnegie Melon University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Southern California - to participate in the program when it launched last year.