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AI and the MD

Doctors will soon use artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat patients, opening up new possibilities for better health

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There’s Great Potential for AI in Health Care, but also Many Questions

A U of T research team is examining ethical issues around the use of artificial intelligence in medicine

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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Could it be they’re missing something uniquely human?

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A Robot That Cheers Up Kids

Meet MEDi the robot, who sings, dances and helps young cancer patients feel less afraid

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Artificial Intelligence Is Here. Is It Time to Rethink Your Business Strategy?

To answer this question, consider this thought experiment

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Bringing Sci-Fi to Life

From virtual worlds to brain-­ computer interfaces — seven  intriguing technologies that U of T scientists are working on right now

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A New Generation of Spacecraft, Powered by Light

Solar sails could propel ships to other planets – and even stars – with much less fuel

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Tiny Robots, and the Future of Drug Delivery

Microscopic machines may soon swim through our bodies, delivering cancer drugs to tumours and assisting with difficult surgeries

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Scientists Can’t Read Your Mind. But They’re Working on It

Prof. Tom Chau’s lab can already tell what word you’re thinking of, or if you’re singing a song to yourself

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Surfing the Net Is Old School. Soon, We May Inhabit It

A computer science alum has created a technology that turns the web into a virtual world

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Suppressing Our Most Fearful Memories

Research on mice reveals that specific memories can be weakened. Could this one day help treat the effects of trauma in humans?

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With Damaged Organs, a Chance for “Regrowth”

Prof. Michael Sefton imagines being able to treat diabetes with a single injection

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A Way to Make Things Disappear

Prof. George Eleftheriades is developing a radar-evading technology that he thinks could be used one day to make anything invisible

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Letters to the Editor

Admiration for cookbook author Edna Staebler, for Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and for the winning entry of our short story contest

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Strength in Numbers

Our first-ever Alumni Impact Survey reveals that U of T alumni are making massive social, cultural and economic contributions around the world

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What You Can Do with an Advanced Degree

Many recent PhD grads are professors, but a growing number, especially in the sciences, have landed jobs in the private sector

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Night Owls Unite

An all-night event at Hart House celebrated sleep – and the lack of it

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Off Script

U of T student Ayisha Lineo Gariba doesn’t play by the rules – while making films or while running her business

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The (Virtual) Shape of Water

Varsity Blues swimmers competed against a team in Britain – but neither left their own country

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Poll: Have You Ever Done a Digital Detox?

Many U of T students say no, but add that coursework doesn’t allow them to

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Twice the Impact

Paul and Alessandra Dalla Lana give U of T a second $20 million for public health and health-care systems

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Attracting Top International Grad Students to U of T

Edwin Leong establishes a $55,000 graduate scholarship to be awarded annually to two international students

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Editor Extraordinaire

Francess Halpenny helped turn U of T into an academic publishing powerhouse

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In Memoriam: Martin Hunter

The former artistic director of Hart House Theatre helped students tackle everything from Shakespeare to musicals

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Many Medicines Are Considered Essential. Not All Are Effective

A U of T doctor is leading efforts to review the medical evidence for more than 2,200 commonly prescribed drugs

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One of Canada’s Mightiest Computers Tackles a Very Complex Question

A U of T professor is using serious processing power to understand what role the world’s oceans play in climate change

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Predicting Where Infectious Diseases Will Strike Next

Climate change adds a new wrinkle in the quest to get out in front of epidemics

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Dark Data

The usefulness of “steps per day” and other information our devices help us track

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Could This Palm-Sized Cube Replace an Entire Lab?

Spartan Bioscience, founded by three alumni, aims to make DNA testing more accessible

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Ready Student One

English class gets an update with a new kind of “text”

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All In on Gutenberg

Students in Prof. Paolo Granata’s book and media studies class learn print culture terms while playing poker

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Greener Pastures

Can a simple high-tech tool for farmers boost crop yields in developing countries?

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The Wife’s Tale

In her new book, Aida Edemariam shares stories of her grandmother, who survived violence at home – and civil war

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Tackling Football’s Ratings

Maryann Turcke is finding new ways to attract viewers to the NFL

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A Professional “Safe Space” in the #MeToo Era

U of T alumni created #GoSponsorHer to advance women’s careers

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Hope Floats

U of T alumna Kerri Sakamoto’s new novel explores racism, architecture – and how to “dream and dare”

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“Everything in Life Requires Confidence”

How a U of T prof taught Alison Wiley the art of negotiation

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The Monsters in Your Head

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s latest production, Jabberwocky, speaks to our deepest fears

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A Prisoner No More

For Kyla Fox, an eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, she helps other people overcome theirs

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60 Seconds With Nora Polley

Stratford’s secret weapon

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Your Education Will Be Televised

A U of T library student delivers a high-tech talk

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AI and the MD

Doctors will soon use artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat patients, opening up new possibilities for better health

recent post image

Strength in Numbers

Our first-ever Alumni Impact Survey reveals that U of T alumni are making massive social, cultural and economic contributions around the world

recent post image

A Prisoner No More

For Kyla Fox, an eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, she helps other people overcome theirs

recent post image

Could This Palm-Sized Cube Replace an Entire Lab?

Spartan Bioscience, founded by three alumni, aims to make DNA testing more accessible

recent post image

Many Medicines Are Considered Essential. Not All Are Effective

A U of T doctor is leading efforts to review the medical evidence for more than 2,200 commonly prescribed drugs

recent post image

Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Could it be they’re missing something uniquely human?

recent post image

Bringing Sci-Fi to Life

From virtual worlds to brain-­ computer interfaces — seven  intriguing technologies that U of T scientists are working on right now

recent post image

What You Can Do with an Advanced Degree

Many recent PhD grads are professors, but a growing number, especially in the sciences, have landed jobs in the private sector

recent post image

Artificial Intelligence Is Here. Is It Time to Rethink Your Business Strategy?

To answer this question, consider this thought experiment

recent post image

There’s Great Potential for AI in Health Care, but also Many Questions

A U of T research team is examining ethical issues around the use of artificial intelligence in medicine

recent post image

A Robot That Cheers Up Kids

Meet MEDi the robot, who sings, dances and helps young cancer patients feel less afraid

recent post image

Scientists Can’t Read Your Mind. But They’re Working on It

Prof. Tom Chau’s lab can already tell what word you’re thinking of, or if you’re singing a song to yourself

recent post image

Surfing the Net Is Old School. Soon, We May Inhabit It

A computer science alum has created a technology that turns the web into a virtual world

recent post image

Tiny Robots, and the Future of Drug Delivery

Microscopic machines may soon swim through our bodies, delivering cancer drugs to tumours and assisting with difficult surgeries

recent post image

Your Education Will Be Televised

A U of T library student delivers a high-tech talk

recent post image

A Way to Make Things Disappear

Prof. George Eleftheriades is developing a radar-evading technology that he thinks could be used one day to make anything invisible

recent post image

With Damaged Organs, a Chance for “Regrowth”

Prof. Michael Sefton imagines being able to treat diabetes with a single injection

recent post image

Ready Student One

English class gets an update with a new kind of “text”

recent post image

A New Generation of Spacecraft, Powered by Light

Solar sails could propel ships to other planets – and even stars – with much less fuel

recent post image

Twice the Impact

Paul and Alessandra Dalla Lana give U of T a second $20 million for public health and health-care systems

recent post image

60 Seconds With Nora Polley

Stratford’s secret weapon

recent post image

A Professional “Safe Space” in the #MeToo Era

U of T alumni created #GoSponsorHer to advance women’s careers

recent post image

Off Script

U of T student Ayisha Lineo Gariba doesn’t play by the rules – while making films or while running her business

recent post image

The Monsters in Your Head

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s latest production, Jabberwocky, speaks to our deepest fears

recent post image

Suppressing Our Most Fearful Memories

Research on mice reveals that specific memories can be weakened. Could this one day help treat the effects of trauma in humans?

recent post image

“Everything in Life Requires Confidence”

How a U of T prof taught Alison Wiley the art of negotiation

recent post image

All In on Gutenberg

Students in Prof. Paolo Granata’s book and media studies class learn print culture terms while playing poker

recent post image

Editor Extraordinaire

Francess Halpenny helped turn U of T into an academic publishing powerhouse

recent post image

Attracting Top International Grad Students to U of T

Edwin Leong establishes a $55,000 graduate scholarship to be awarded annually to two international students

recent post image

Poll: Have You Ever Done a Digital Detox?

Many U of T students say no, but add that coursework doesn’t allow them to

recent post image

Tackling Football’s Ratings

Maryann Turcke is finding new ways to attract viewers to the NFL

recent post image

In Memoriam: Martin Hunter

The former artistic director of Hart House Theatre helped students tackle everything from Shakespeare to musicals

recent post image

The Wife’s Tale

In her new book, Aida Edemariam shares stories of her grandmother, who survived violence at home – and civil war

recent post image

The (Virtual) Shape of Water

Varsity Blues swimmers competed against a team in Britain – but neither left their own country

recent post image

Greener Pastures

Can a simple high-tech tool for farmers boost crop yields in developing countries?

recent post image

Predicting Where Infectious Diseases Will Strike Next

Climate change adds a new wrinkle in the quest to get out in front of epidemics

recent post image

Night Owls Unite

An all-night event at Hart House celebrated sleep – and the lack of it

recent post image

Dark Data

The usefulness of “steps per day” and other information our devices help us track

recent post image

Hope Floats

U of T alumna Kerri Sakamoto’s new novel explores racism, architecture – and how to “dream and dare”

recent post image

One of Canada’s Mightiest Computers Tackles a Very Complex Question

A U of T professor is using serious processing power to understand what role the world’s oceans play in climate change

recent post image

Letters to the Editor

Admiration for cookbook author Edna Staebler, for Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and for the winning entry of our short story contest

Category: Spring 2018