News archive - January 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Waterloo engineers design new distribution system that could reduce electricity prices

A new distribution system designed by researchers at the University of Waterloo would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Study determines that social interactions influence body image

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Researchers find that experiencing diverse emotions improves wise reasoning

A person’s ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterl

Monday, January 21, 2019

New study finds that pharmacists could help reduce smoking rates

Enlisting the help of pharmacists could help in the quest to get people to quit smoking, according a white paper released by the University of Waterloo.

The paper details ways in which an increased role for pharmacists in the public health effort could help curb smoking rates and aim to reduce the estimated 45,000 annual deaths that occur in Canada from tobacco use.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Researcher finds that there is no exact method for determining if AI will solve a problem

Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

In a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Waterloo researchers found that contrary to conventional wisdom, there can be no exact method for deciding whether a given problem may be successfully solved by machine learning tools.

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