DarwinAI is a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence startup based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, that holds the key to rapid adoption of AI across many verticals. DarwinAI’s technology, stemming from years of scholarship by its academic team from the University of Waterloo, uses ‘AI to build AI’ in order to dramatically reduce the size of deep neural networks while maintaining functional accuracy and reducing inference time; it facilitates ‘explainable’ deep learning: the ability to understand why a network makes the decisions it does.
Leveraging AI to build AI is a potential game-changer for many industries, and has been made possible because of the tremendous research that has brought it to bear. This potential, and the team behind it, is why we believe so strongly in the company.
Dr. Alex Wong, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, is one of Canada’s leading AI researchers. He is the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, a founding member of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His deep insights to the potential and current status of applied AI has led him to seek and build advanced solutions to offer leapfrog changes in all industries.
Sheldon Fernandez, CEO, is an experienced operator with significant experience building companies with highly targeted, cutting edge technologies.
Mohammad Javad Shafiee, PhD is a researcher and professor at the University of Waterloo, and co-inventor of DarwinAI’s core technology. He has more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has been recognized with numerous awards for his scientific research.
Arif Virani, COO, is a seasoned leader, who comes to the company from McKinsey & Company.