University of Toronto lands $4-million for augmented reality and AI research

The University of Toronto is getting a $4 million investment from augmented reality company ModiFace to support research in AR and artificial intelligence.

Founded by Parham Aarabi, professor with the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at U of T, ModiFace combines facial tracking software and augmented reality technology for the health and beauty sectors.

“The future of ModiFace is highly dependent on our access to the best AR engineers in the world,” says Aarabi, in a statement. “For AR, it takes about a year for a new graduate to get up to speed with the latest concepts in artificial intelligence, systems engineering, and computer vision. As a result, we want to invest in students early, while they’re still in school, to start giving them the best training in these fa…

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