Consider this: Artificial Intelligence is much more advanced than people realize.
Or, maybe not.
Professor Ajay Agrawal posed both theories in his welcome to a sold-out conference at the University of Toronto on Dec. 15. More than 20 people spoke at the event, entitled Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence. And there were divergent opinions at the conference about just how smart machines are or will be.
The holiday season is upon us, and while for some it’s the most wonderful time of year, for others it’s a rush to find the perfect gift on a dwindling deadline.
Have no fear – the University of Toronto’s entrepreneurs have been at work crafting products that might be just the item you’ve been searching for. From tech gadgets to fashion solutions, these six products are ready for purchase for the loved one on your list.
Living in Canada means living with unpredictable weather. Neda Ghazi and Alireza Monam, Co-Founders of U of T startup Comfable, have made it their goal to help people lead healthier and more comfortable lives with their flagship product: QTemp.
QTemp is the next generation of smart wearable weather stations. The compact device provides users with the temperature and UV index in their exact location in real-time. Based on customizable settings the device also tracks “safe sun time” and tells users how long they can stay outdoors before getting sunburnt or developing skin damage.
Bridgit – a communications app for construction workers – is the winner of the first ever women’s edition of Google’s Demo Day for entrepreneurs.
Out of more than 450 applications from 40 countries, Bridgit was selected as one of just 11 startup teams to pitch at the event, held at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Team Attollo, meet Team Vicis.
Team Attollo, winner of the first U of T Hult regional prize competition in December 2014, went on to the world finals of the highly competitive global social entrepreneurship event.
Rapidly evolving technology is a tool that 3.8 million Canadians living with a disability can leverage to reclaim their independence and live an increasingly barrier-free life.
University of Toronto students, faculty and alumni are among the innovators who have been developing technologies designed to improve the lives of people of all different abilities. In honour of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, twelve accessibility-related startups were featured this week at Accessibil-UT, U of T’s inaugural innovation showcase.
The University of Toronto is Canada’s most innovative university and among the top 50 innovative universities in the world, according to a recentReuters report.
The ranking reflects the results of the annual innovationsurvey of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), in which U of T led all Canadian institutions for issued patents and for startups formed in 2014.