University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’

Philanthropists Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman have made a $100 million donation to the University of Toronto to build a new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre to advance disruptive technologies, the university says. “This

Published on: March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

AI will infiltrate every industry and businesses need to be prepared, experts say

If you think the disruptive nature of artificial intelligence (AI) will spare your particular industry, you’re wrong, according to the AI panel at ITWC’s seventh annual Technicity event held in Toronto on Dec.

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto’s Vector Institute expands its AI mission as it finishes assembling team

They say good things take time, and that’s exactly the mentality of Toronto’s latest artificial intelligence (AI) research centre, the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. While the Institute's official public launch was March

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google buys U of T neural networks startup

Search giant Google has developed an interest in neural networks, and has acquired a startup out of the University of Toronto’s department of computer science doing research in this area. “Geoffrey Hinton’s research

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras