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AI Brings Gaming Visuals to the Next Level

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May 28, 2020

Electronic Arts (EA) have partnered with researchers at UBC, including CAIDA member Michiel van de Panne, to use artificial intelligence (AI) to speed video game development and make visuals more lifelike.  Usually, video game developer...

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AI and Handheld Ultrasound Scanners Accelerate COVID-19 Diagnosis

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May 27, 2020

UBC researchers, and CAIDA members, Dr. Robert Rohling, Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi, and Dr. Teresa Tsang, alongside Dr. Oron Frenkel, have integrated portable, handheld ultrasounds scanners with artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate COV...

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A Chemist’s Guide to Self-Automation—The Hein Lab Takes on Lithium

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May 22, 2020

Lithium is a finite resource, but our need for it has never been greater.  Lithium batteries are used in everything from your smart phones to electric vehicles. Unfortunately, the very high lithium purity required for batteries is challe...

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Accelerating materials research with flexible automation and AI

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May 13, 2020

A paper published today (May 13, 2020) in Science Advances ( presents Ada, the world’s first artificially-intelligent self-driving laboratory for the discovery of thin-film materials....

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Teaching a Computer to See - A Feature on Dr. Helge Rhodin

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April 14, 2020

Reading this article and looking at its images may seem like a very simple act, but it’s actually a part of a very complex process: sight. It starts with nothing more than light hitting our eyes, but then information is extracted, our br...

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Alan Mackworth Awarded the Inaugural AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award

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October 31, 2019

Dr. Alan Mackworth, the founding Director of CAIDA, has received the inaugural AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award. AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) uses technolo...

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Cristina Conati Invited to Speak at GFAIH

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October 25, 2019

Cristina Conati will be an invited speaker at the Global Forum on AI for Humanity (GFAIH), an international and multidisciplinary event, organized under the auspices of the French government, that aims to ensure that the progression of A...

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NeurIPS 2019 Accepted Papers

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September 13, 2019

NeurIPS 2019 This year marks the 33rd annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, a workshop and conference hosted by the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation that is more casually referred to as NeurIPS. The...

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Cristina Conati awarded funding from the CIFAR AI and Society Initiative

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April 16, 2019

Cristina Conati has been awarded  funding (~40K) from the CIFAR AI and Society Initiative to run a workshop on Trust in AI Systems with three co-organizers (see short summary below). This is a joint initiative among CIFAR,  France's Cent...

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UBC lands four more CIFAR AI Chairs

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April 10, 2019

Four UBC computer scientists have been appointed to chairs as part of an expansion of the Canada-CIFAR AI research program (see the UBC press release, on which this news item is based.) The AI program, funded by the Federal government w...

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