Friday, November 9, 2018

Engineering 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.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

AI system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

AI option top choice for engineering undergrads

To address the high demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) talent, Waterloo Engineering introduced an AI option last spring that has quickly become a popular choice for undergraduate students.

Through learning about the newest applications and opportunities, students gain the knowledge and hands-on skills that will enhance their careers as industry leaders in the field of AI.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Waterloo continues its involvement in Alexa Fellowship

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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New system uses AI to find potholes in need of repair

Governments may soon be able to use artificial intelligence (AI) to easily and cheaply detect problems with roads, bridges and buildings.

A new AI software system developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering automatically analyzes photographs taken by vehicle-mounted cameras to flag potholes, cracks and other defects.

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