February 23, 2018 Nymi, a University of Toronto startup, made a big splash five years ago when it first unveiled a wristband that uses people’s heartbeats to wirelessly log them into iPhones, iPads and other devices – no passwords needed.
There was just one problem.
“For a person to not just buy it, but wear it ... Read more
February 23, 2018 Though Canadians knew it was coming, Gord Downie’s death still came as a shock.
The lead singer of The Tragically Hip, a band almost as beloved in this country as hockey, succumbed last fall to the incurable brain cancer – glioblastoma – he was diagnosed with three years and one teary-eyed, cross-Canada tour earlier.
But, if ... Read more
February 22, 2018 LegUp Computing, Inc. announced today that it closed a seed funding round led by Intel Capital. LegUp offers a cloud platform that enables software developers to program, deploy, scale, and manage FPGA devices for accelerating high performance applications without requiring hardware expertise. The technology enables the next generation of low-latency ... Read more
February 22, 2018 LegUp Computing Inc., co-founded by Professor Jason Anderson (ECE) with alumni Andrew Canis (CompE PhD 1T5), Jongsok Choi (CompE MASc 1T2, PhD 1T6) and Ruolong Lian (CompE 1T3, MASc 1T6) announced today that it closed a seed funding round led by Intel Capital.
Anderson’s research area is computer hardware design, focusing on ... Read more
February 22, 2018 In January 2018, both Microsoft’s and Alibaba’s deep-learning software did better than humans on reading and comprehension tests, opening the door to artificial intelligence (AI) based customer service, medical inquiries, and many other applications. Research and investments in AI have exploded globally in the past year and this is just ... Read more
February 22, 2018 Rosane Brambilla Reis was a 37-year-old mother of two when a trip to the doctor’s office turned her life upside down. She walked in with an apparent cyst in her breast. She left a cancer patient facing surgery, radiation and chemotherapy – not to mention long odds.
“I was an immigrant ... Read more
February 21, 2018 Siddharth Gautam is in the business of forging connections between people – so it’s fitting that he landed a spot on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trade mission to India.
The trip has led to $1 billion in investment deals that Trudeau announced this week, and for Gautam, it’s been an opportunity ... Read more
February 21, 2018 If you’ve fostered the growth of hundreds of student and researcher startups, and your alumni have founded 190,000 private sector companies and non-profit organizations that generate US$368 billion a year, where do you go next?
For the University of Toronto, the answer is to tap the expertise of accomplished innovators and entrepreneurs from ... Read more
February 21, 2018 In January 2018, both Microsoft’s and Alibaba’s deep-learning software did better than humans on reading and comprehension tests, opening the door to artificial intelligence–based customer service, medical diagnoses, and many other applications. Research and investments in AI have exploded globally in the past year and this is just one example.
Canada ... Read more
February 21, 2018 Google and other tech giants often have huge recruiting efforts that can target students — but startups might not have those kinds of resources to find or grab them before they head off to those huge companies.
The biggest tech companies in the world can offer a lot of resources and ... Read more