Ever since she was an undergrad, Raquel Urtasun has been fascinated by machine learning (teaching computers how to think), computer vision (helping computers perceive videos and photos) and robotics.
Toronto’s tech boom – driven in part by artificial intelligence research at the University of Toronto – has prompted talk of a “Silicon Valley North.” But those actually ensconced in the Bay Area instead paint a picture of a research-driven innovation hub that’s collaborative, inclusive and uniq
September 27, 2018
Uber wants to take you wherever you need to go – and it’s betting Toronto’s best minds can help.
September 13, 2018
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
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
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
Graphics chip giant Nvidia Corp. is launching a new artificial intelligence research lab in Toronto to be headed by the University of Toronto’s Sanja Fidler, making it the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to tap the city’s rich vein of AI research.
June 13, 2018
University of Toronto’s Raquel Urtasun, an associate professor of computer science leading Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) Toronto, has been named by Adweek magazine as one of 33 media, marketing and tech stars who have helped make Toronto a vibrant, creative h
June 06, 2018
Juliana De La Vega may not care for Canada’s winters or our bland imported fruit, but the University of Toronto graduate from Colombia says she can’t think of a better place to launch a career.
May 31, 2018
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Alumna Inmar Givoni, an autonomy engineering manager for Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group in Toronto, says computer science is a field that grew on her over time.
May 08, 2018
The federal government is honouring two University of Toronto researchers in Ottawa today for their efforts to push the boundaries of human knowledge in the fields of chemistry and mathematics.
May 01, 2018