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Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers from the CAnadian NIRISS Unbiased Cluster Survey (CANUCS) team, including York University, have identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered. These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe.

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

York University study highlights how deep-network models take potentially dangerous ‘shortcuts’ in solving complex recognition tasks TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2022 –  Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) don’t see objects the way humans do – using configural shape perception – and that could be dangerous in real-world AI applications, says Professor James Elder, co-author of a […]

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2022 – At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the International Development Research […]

York's 2022 Schulich Leaders share passion for entrepreneurship

York's 2022 Schulich Leaders share passion for entrepreneurship

Incoming students at Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Science both found ways to flourish during COVID-19 pandemic. TORONTO, June 29, 2022 — With the help of the Schulich Leader Scholarship program, two graduating high school students from the Greater Toronto Area are headed to York University this fall to begin their studies. Hannah […]