Amazon partners with Waterloo to support AI research

Monday, March 6, 2017

As part of the Alexa Fund Fellowship, which was formally announced today, Amazon is supplying Alexa-enabled devices and sending an Alexa speech scientist to mentor Waterloo researchers and students.

There will be three undergraduate courses hosted by the Department of Systems Design Engineering for biomedical and mechatronics engineering students currently run by Professor Alexander Wong and Professor Igor Ivkovic, and a graduate-level course hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering currently run by Karray.

Engineering students will be exposed to how Alexa can augment the human-computer interface experience in a natural manner. Read more.