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Top 40 Under 40

Prof. Graham Taylor chosen as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40

Each year, Canada’s Top 40 under 40 celebrates the achievements of 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, who have demonstrated remarkable success before passing the age of 40.

The 40 are drawn from a rich national pool of nominees, and chosen based on their professional accomplishments, vision, leadership, innovation, and community involvement.

Associate Professor, Dr. Graham Taylor, has been chosen as a recipient of this coveted Canadian award for young business leaders.

 

The Walrus

AI and Discrimination: The Walrus Interviews U of G Prof

Prof. Graham Taylor was interviewed by The Walrus for a story about racism and sexism in artificial intelligence applications.

Much of AI technology — and its search engines and facial-recognition systems — has been developed in a way that does not recognize human diversity, the article posits. While certain technologies are prized for their neutrality, said the writer, this isn’t always the case.

U of G Gets $3.4 Million From Canada Research Chairs Program

The University of Guelph will receive $3.4 million through two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and renewal of three others.

This funding is part of federal support for 186 chairs that have been established or renewed at 48 institutions across Canada, an investment of $158.7 million.

Mario Martinez

Engineering professor receives $575,000 from the Walmart Foundation to reduce food waste

Between a quarter and a third of the food produced annually for human consumption is lost or wasted, which would be enough to satisfy the dietary requirements of 2,000 million people. Compared to other food or biomass-derived waste, fruit waste is rich in nutrients and nutritional compounds that can help regulate bowel health, weight, blood cholesterol, and glycemic and insulin responses to food consumption. But, as of now, there is no way to convert this national waste into edible food products.

Google

Google Selects U of G Prof to Be Visiting Faculty

Prof. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering, has been selected by Google’s California head office as a visiting faculty member with the company’s team of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers in Montreal.
 

Beginning in September, Taylor, a machine learning expert, will spend an eight-month research leave with Google’s AI team in Montreal. He plans to explore machine learning techniques intended to help improve decision-making by the AI systems in anything from Google Maps on your smartphone to smart tractors in the farm field.