The University of Waterloo has announced its plans to build an Artificial Intelligence institute that will bring together a group of researchers and businesses to “advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.” CBC reports that the institute’s mandate will be to research areas with societal and business impact, including healthcare, urban planning, autonomous systems and human-machine interaction. UWaterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur said in a release that the institute will connect research with industry and “identify problems and produce solutions that will actively benefit our society.”


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