September 18, 2017 Three years ago, a group of U of T alumni created Ross, an AI assistant that helps lawyers find legal precedents for their cases. We talked to co-founder Jimoh Ovbiagele, who heads Ross North, the company’s new AI lab in Toronto
September 14, 2017 Thanks in part to research at the University of Toronto, Canada has emerged as an early leader in the artificial intelligence revolution – but truly reaping its rewards will require political vision, an ongoing commitment to diversity and an appetite for winning that, outside of hockey, is rather un-Canadian.
That was one of ... Read more
September 14, 2017 Two years into starting a travel photography business, Nicole Smith still wasn’t making any money. A mother of two with a house and mortgage, she was past the point in her life where living on a friend’s couch and surviving on Kraft Dinner seemed acceptable. She had been self-financing her ... Read more
September 13, 2017 Would-be entrepreneurs enrolled in a business of software course at the University of Toronto are being asked to play God in the digital realm.
The theme for the course, offered by the department of computer science, is “creating virtual humans” using virtual reality, or VR, technology provided by Quantum Capture, a ... Read more
September 11, 2017 Experts and entrepreneurs from the University of Toronto will have a heavy presence at this week’s Elevate Toronto technology “festival” – a new three-day event that showcases Toronto’s emerging status as a leading innovation hub.
The festival, which kicks off Tuesday, features a series of conferences and social events at venues ... Read more
September 6, 2017 A Canadian startup has developed a device that allows children with disabilities to walk.
A new exoskeleton from Tréxō Robotics consists of robotic legs that can attach to any walker and give kids with Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries, and other immobilizing conditions the chance to escape the bounds of a ... Read more
August 31, 2017 Geoffrey Hinton may feel a bit sheepish about his “godfather” of deep learning moniker, but there’s little doubt the University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto helped spark a revolution in artificial intelligence, or AI, that could eventually touch everyone on the planet.
“I feel slightly embarrassed by being called ... Read more
August 30, 2017 When Allanson International ran into issues with an LED lamp for commercial kitchens, the Toronto-based lighting and signage firm not only turned to its in-house R&D team for help – it sought out the extensive multidisciplinary expertise available through one of the University of Toronto’s entrepreneurship hubs.
In addition to launching ... Read more
August 28, 2017 Just 45 seconds in the company of scientist Frank Rudzicz and his machines is all it takes to determine whether or not you are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
In that time, the complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that the 37-year-old and his team have developed are able to pick apart your ... Read more
August 27, 2017 Move over, fireworks. The drones are in town.
Instead of the usual fireworks capping a day at The Fair at the PNE, this year a fleet of drones takes centre stage in a choreographed light show synced to music.
“It’s a really cool new art medium,” said Everett Findlay, the CEO of ... Read more