Before there was Wall-E, before Star Trek's Commander Data, there was Johnny Five: the sentient robot starring alongside Ally Sheedy and Steve Gutenberg in Short Circuit, a family-friendly film from 1986 that introduced a generation
As machine learning algorithms – such as those that enable Siri and Alexa to recognize voice commands – grow more sophisticated, so must the hardware required to run them. Andreas Moshovos, a professor of computer engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering,
July 20, 2018
Global research in blockchain technology and using theologies to help build more inclusive societies are among four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award.
July 20, 2018
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Global Lens, Our Community, Connaught Fund, Connaught Global Challenge Award, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty & Staff, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Faculty of Arts & Science, Faculty of Forestry, Global, Humanities, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Research & Innovation, Rotman School of Management, Top Stories, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough, Vector Institute
In the early 19th century, Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry reconfigured the state districts to guarantee the U.S. Senate election of Democratic-Republican candidates in opposition to the Federalists.
July 16, 2018
Artificial intelligence, or AI, holds real potential for improving both the speed and accuracy of medical diagnostics. But before clinicians can harness the power of AI to identify conditions in images such as X-rays, they have to “teach” the algorithms what to look for.
July 09, 2018
James Cameron's 3D film Avatar sought to revolutionize the movie-going experience when it was first released in 2009, creating an immersive world for viewers. But what if you also wanted to feel the heat and the wind, while flying on a banshee, direct from your cinema seat?
July 05, 2018
Ana Andreazza’s research explores how mood disorders and brain diseases can be affected by malfunctioning mitochondria – the part of a cell that converts food into the chemical energy people need to live.
July 04, 2018
Marzyeh Ghassemi, who this fall is joining the University of Toronto as an assistant professor in the departments of computer science and medicine, has been named to MIT
June 29, 2018
Dr. Jack Tu was a cardiologist and researcher whose work brought him international acclaim and recognition, but who remained modest and soft-spoken and shared the limelight with others.
June 25, 2018
If your friend is sad, you can say something to help cheer them up. If you ask your co-worker to make coffee, they know the steps to complete this task.
But how do artificially intelligent robots, or AIs, learn to behave in the same way humans do?
June 22, 2018
A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. These tasks are typically trained independently from one another, which could result in disasters should any one task fail.
June 21, 2018