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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

photo of Alexandra Vtyurina with laptop computer in Davis Centre

Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

JC Chang, Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo win best poster award at SCA 2019

photo of JC Chang and Professor Christopher Batty

JC Chang, a PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, his supervisor Professor Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo, a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, have received the best poster award at SCA 2019, the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Emotionally intuitive artificial intelligence

photo of Professor Jesse Hoey

People suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty remembering things that recently happened to them. As the disease takes root, a person’s reasoning and behaviour can change. Day-to-day routines — like handwashing — may become challenging for them and they begin to need more assistance from caregivers for simple tasks.

But now there is technology that can help.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kevin Hyun awarded 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

photo of Kevin Hyun

Kevin Hyun, a computer science major at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Alireza Heidari, Ihab Ilyas and international colleagues develop new AI tool able to better identify bad data

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PhD student Alireza Heidari and Professor Ihab Ilyas at the Cheriton School of Computer Science along with international colleagues have developed a novel tool to manage the quality of your data. Called HoloClean, this revolutionary tool is the first to use artificial intelligence to sift out dirty data and correct errors before processing it.

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