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Audi partners with Waterloo company to deploy innovative AI

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 16, 2019

New technology from Waterloo-based DarwinAI has made a big impression at Audi, the German automotive giant.

Since announcing a partnership last year, the two companies have worked to apply artificial intelligence to the development of the electronic brain behind autonomous vehicles. Using DarwinAI’s technology, Audi engineers saw a 90 per cent reduction in the number of hours spent...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, artificial intelligence

News round-up: Six great Waterloo business and investment stories from August 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2019

As the dog days of summer end the Waterloo community is gearing up for a very busy autumn. Despite often being the quietest month of the year, August still had its fair share of exciting news, including glowing reports about Waterloo’s tech credentials and Canada’s immigration policies, and the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre. 

Here are six great business and investment...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

New OECD report lauds Canada’s immigration policies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 14, 2019

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) touts Canada’s economic immigration system as one of the most successful in the world and a benchmark for other countries.

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Topics: talent

Waterloo is a “rising tech superstar city”: Four reasons why in new TD Bank report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 8, 2019

In a new report from TD Bank Group’s economics office, the Waterloo community is classified as a “rising tech superstar city” that represents a model for jurisdictions intent on avoiding the regional economic and income disparity found in the United States.

The report is called “The Digital Divide Between Canadian Cities” and focuses primarily on whether the distribution of digital services...

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Topics: technology, talent

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