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The University of Waterloo has launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, which will pursue numerous new areas of research including manufacturing, autonomous systems and human-machine interaction.

Waterloo AI is a joint venture of the university's faculties of Engineering and Mathematics and will also include researchers from Arts, Applied Health Sciences, Environment and Science. It is affiliated with a number of existing labs, centres and institutes at Waterloo.
"Artificial intelligence is estimated to contribute up to $15.7 trillion per year to the global economy by 2030; if properly leveraged, AI will promote innovation, grow the economy and create thousands of middle-class jobs," said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. "As a world leader in AI, Canada's talent and expertise attract millions in foreign investment annually.”
Sponsors of the new institute include General Motors Canada, Huawei Technologies Co, Magna International and Miovision Technologies.

EXSYS strengthens customer service in Canada

EXSYS Canada Ltd., Brampton, ON, has added to its Canadian service team.

Lisa Medica is the new office managr and Kelly Bruce is the new inside sales representative.

EXSYS Tool Inc. opened its Canadian facility in 2013 and warehouses all of the company's leading toolholding system product lines there. The location allows EXSYS to work more closely with customers and major machine tool OEMs with operations in Canada. The facility also supports shipping and logistics as EXSYS ships its toolholding products to customers directly from the warehouse.

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New R&D institute for Ontario’s Niagara region

Pictured at the announcement from left are Niagara Region chair Jim Bradley, St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle, Brock president Gervan Fearon, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute director Debbie Inglis, Brock vice president, research Tim Kenyon, Brock chemistry instructor Paul Zelisko and Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey. Photo: Brock University.

Ottawa is contributing $5 million to the establishment of a new facility for R&D at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

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The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), in partnership with Mazak Corp., Iscar Tools and Sandvik Coromant, is launching an educational event for educators and for industry.

Cost savings on abrasives: White Paper

Walter Surface Technologies has publsihed a white paper that illustrates how manufacturers can achieve cost savings with abrasives in metal finishing applications.

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