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  • Wired magazine: How a U of T researcher is trying to make the economics of self-driving cars work

    November 10, 2017 As if building a self-driving car wasn’t difficult enough, the University of Toronto’s Raquel Urtasun is trying make it affordable, too. Urtasun, who was tapped earlier this year to head Uber’s self-driving research lab in Toronto, has focused much of her research on figuring out ways to replace expensive lidar (light detection and ... Read more
  • Apple Buys Imaging Sensor Startup InVisage Technologies

    November 9, 2017 InVisage Technologies, an imaging sensor startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices such as smartphones, has been acquired by Apple. As reported by TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson has also confirmed the acquisition with the following ‘customary’ statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we ... Read more
  • Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies

    November 9, 2017 As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities ... Read more
  • Apple acquires InVisage, a nanoscale imaging tech startup

    November 9, 2017 Apple has acquired InVisage technologies, a startup that’s using nanotechnology to create more advanced imaging sensors. Although neither company has commented on the reports, the acquisition aligns with Apple’s increased interest in imaging technologies. Rumours of the undisclosed purchase first appeared last month. In a new report today, TechCrunch said it ... Read more
  • U of T researchers at Ontario Economic Summit to talk innovation, training students for ‘jobs of the future’

    November 9, 2017 The University of Toronto is taking centre stage at this year’s Ontario Economic Summit as government officials, business leaders and key influencers meet to discuss how to take advantage of new technologies and disruptive business models to promote the province’s growth. Organized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the annual event ... Read more
  • U of T researcher to talk about AI opportunities – and designing household robots

    November 8, 2017 Sanja Fidler has a back-of-the-envelope way to track Toronto’s rapid emergence as a global centre for artificial intelligence, or AI: the number of machine learning graduate students who are jumping at offers to do their research at the University of Toronto. “You typically have some ratio of ‘accepts’ because there is MIT, Stanford and ... Read more
  • Fall 2017 ICUBE Teams Revealed

    November 3, 2017 This beautiful fall brought with it a rain of new ideas. After hard work of looking at many good ideas and identifying the people to which we can help the most, we are happy and proud to announce the opening of this period’s programs with an all time high of ... Read more
  • Making medicine, not money: How one U of T researcher’s startup is rethinking Big Pharma’s business model

    November 3, 2017 The latest medical innovation to spring from Aled Edwards’s University of Toronto lab isn’t a new protein structure or potential drug target – it’s a business model. Thanks to advances in genomics research, it’s rapidly becoming apparent many illnesses can be splintered into ever smaller categories of disease, each affecting a relatively ... Read more
  • How U of T’s ‘godfather’ of deep learning is reimagining AI

    November 2, 2017 Geoffrey Hinton may be the “godfather” of deep learning, a suddenly hot field of artificial intelligence, or AI – but that doesn’t mean he’s resting on his algorithms. Hinton, a University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, recently released two new papers that promise to improve the way machines understand the world through images or ... Read more
  • Tech and the City hackathon in Mississauga sees digital solutions crafted

    October 30, 2017 A one-day hackathon held in Mississauga that encouraged teams to come up with innovative solutions to a variety of challenges has produced a trio of winners. The second annual Tech and the City event, held earlier in October, had teams of entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and programmers being presented with three different ... Read more