Tuesday, December 17, 2019

ECE researcher named an IEEE fellow for 2020

Fakhri Karray, a Waterloo electrical and computer engineering professor, has been honoured as a 2020 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his "contributions to intelligent systems."

Monday, December 16, 2019

Researchers target fake news with AI screening tool

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a new screening tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help fact-checkers identify false information online.

The system sets a new benchmark for accuracy in stance detection, a key area in efforts by scientists and engineers around the world to create fully automatic technology capable of detecting fake news.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Humans team up with AI to build new neural networks

Waterloo Engineering researchers have combined the skills of humans and the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a new type of compact neural networks.

The networks are suited to run on smartphones, tablets, and other embedded and mobile devices for tasks such as image classification and object segmentation.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Waterloo researchers unearth biases in visual dataset

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have unearthed inherent gender and age biases buried in a popular image dataset used to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems around the world.

The discovery will help researchers find ways to rebalance the data so it better reflects demographic diversity, ultimately paving the way for more accurate AI models.

Friday, January 11, 2019

DarwinAI 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.

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