January 2, 2019
If you’ve ever tried learning a new language, you know how hard it is just to get the basics down, never mind holding a real conversation. A group of Toronto researchers is trying to change that by using a smartphone application with artificial intelligence that can even understand bad accents. ... Read more
December 28, 2018
Vivek Goel is the vice-president of research and innovation at University of Toronto.
Back in 2008, MaRS faced a crisis. Construction had suddenly halted on its state-of-the-art innovation centre being built on a prominent downtown Toronto corner. The developer was unable to raise capital because of the global financial crisis. So, ... Read more
December 21, 2018
The Creative Destruction Lab – a seed-stage accelerator affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management – is a startup success story in its own right.
Since its founding in 2012, CDL has undergone a massive expansion, boasting multiple streams of startups and partnerships with business schools across ... Read more
December 4, 2018
A big knock on Bitcoin is that its underlying technology is too slow to be a useful real world ledger. And while developers are tinkering with a variety of fixes—to Bitcoin and other decentralized blockchain protocols—they have yet to solve the speed problem.
That’s why an ambitious new protocol called Conflux ... Read more
November 29, 2018
University of Toronto alumnus Abraham Heifets (PhD 2014) has spent the past seven years channeling his love of science and a desire to impact the world into Atomwise, a company that is applying the latest advances in neural networks to make better drugs faster.
He credits his graduate school experience as ... Read more
November 29, 2018
A University of Toronto legal startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict the outcomes of tax and employment law cases has raised US$7 million in financing – money that will be used to fund a U.S. expansion.
Co-founded by three members of U of T’s Faculty of Law, Blue J Legal ... Read more
September 21, 2018 Leila Keshavjee sometimes feels like the odd woman out among tech-minded University of Toronto entrepreneurs – she makes ice pops – but that didn’t stop her from landing a deal on the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den.
On last night’s season première, Keshavjee agreed to a $150,000 investment from Arlene Dickinsonin exchange for 30 per cent ... Read more
September 19, 2018
Allen Lau (ElecE 9T1, ECE MASc 9T2), the co-founder and CEO of story-sharing platform Wattpad, has advice for budding Toronto entrepreneurs hoping to build a billion-dollar business: think globally and take full advantage of the city’s diversity when choosing your team.
“You have to look for global growth – and to ... Read more
September 19, 2018 A multidisciplinary team of students from the University of Toronto and a student from the University of Waterloo have been awarded $10,000 from Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Amplify program for designing the “most disruptive” technology to monitor email money transfers.
A patent for their disruptive technology is pending and the ... Read more