Thursday, December 21, 2023

For milk pasteurization start-up Safi, 2023 changed everything

photo of Miraal Kabir, Martin Turuta and local dairy farmers

For Safi, a milk pasteurization start-up, 2023 was the year their dreams became reality.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Cheriton researchers find that large language models validate misinformation

photo of CS professor Dan Brown in the Davis Centre

New research into large language models shows that they repeat conspiracy theories, harmful stereotypes, and other forms of misinformation.

In a recent study, researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science systematically tested an early version of ChatGPT’s understanding of statements in six categories: facts, conspiracies, controversies, misconceptions, stereotypes, and fiction. This was part of the researchers’ efforts to investigate human-technology interactions and explore how to mitigate risks.

Monday, December 18, 2023

All that jazz

photo of David Hao, Andrew Lee and Ray Kong

In an interview with Down Beat magazine, the jazz legend Thelonious Monk once said, “All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.”

For the University of Waterloo Jazz Ensemble, that connection between music and math is explicit. This fall term, 16 students and one alum were in the Jazz Ensemble. Eight of those students were from the Faculty of Mathematics, with two from the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Predictive rendering of bluish colourations that can be observed when light is transmitted through snow

image of a winter scene

A duo of Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers has digitized snow into a new model that can be applied to better understand the impact of climate change.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Maura Grossman among panellists in Waterloo's Antagonism and Intimidation in Academia series

photo of Lai-Tze Fan, Kelly Grindrod, Maura R. Grossman, Trevor C. Charles

Waterloo researchers are renowned for their work that improves societies, economies, technologies and health for humanity. But, like many scholars, they have also experienced aggressive responses to their research.

In an effort to address this hostility, the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Office of Research hosted a recent panel discussion as part of their “Antagonism and Intimidation in Academia” series. 

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