Waterloo is changing the world, driven by a spirit of innovation that has been an integral part of this institution from its earliest days. From new ways of managing and rebuilding natural resources, to safer vehicles, and cleaner, more sustainable energy, Waterloo generates ideas with transformational force.

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Take a look under the hood of an autonomous car


Building an artificial brain that will one day replace human drivers is an incredibly complex technical challenge, say the researchers leading Waterloo’s autonomous vehicle project  

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Trudeau calls on “natural risk-takers” at hackathon to lead


Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encourages students at Hack the North to embrace differences and be leaders in the world

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Hacking the future at the Waterloo Innovation Summit


Speakers from Google, Tesla and Microsoft Canada join business and government leaders to exchange ideas about the disruptive trends that are driving innovation

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Emotionally intelligent AI for people with Alzheimer’s disease


Waterloo researchers are creating artificially intelligent technology that understands people’s emotions and knows how to remind them to get things done

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GreenHouse Social Impact Showcase highlights social innovators


Entrepreneurs address issues like homelessness, racialization and gender disparity

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How apps can motivate you by tapping into your personality


Waterloo computer scientist builds “persuasive computer games” designed to motivate people to change unhealthy habits

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Innovation summit tackles disruption in economy and tech sectors


Waterloo welcomes Bloomberg TV anchor Amanda Lang and leaders from Tesla, Microsoft and Jigsaw for fifth annual Waterloo Innovation Summit

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Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients


New automated tool at Grand River Hospital speeds up reporting and will give doctors more accurate data for better treatment plans

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Reading the minds of deep learning AI systems


Waterloo researchers are analyzing how the complex computer programs that will drive our cars and help doctors diagnose illness — actually learn


Social historian wins international teaching award


Steven Bednarski wins D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning for his collaborative, cross-disciplinary, hands-on approach to medieval studies