Yoshua Bengio, Université de Montréal
Machine learning, and more specifically deep
learning, will generate immense wealth and transform economies
over the coming decade. Yoshua Bengio will discuss Canada's
leadership in the stunning scientific revolution that is
bringing machines ever closer to human-level intelligence,
and the serious questions these technologies now pose for
decision-makers. With global companies investing massively
to secure the benefits of automation, how does Canada maximize
the chance of seeing the 'Google' or 'Facebook' of artificial
intelligence created and anchored here? How do we ensure
that enough wealth remains in the country to finance our
social safety net and training programs through a period
of accelerated workplace disruption?
Yoshua Bengio, holds a Canada Research Chair and co-directs
the CIFAR program that saw the birth of deep learning. He
is also scientific director of IVADO and heads the Montreal
Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), currently the
largest academic research group on deep learning worldwide.
In 2016, he co-founded Element AI, now the largest Canadian
AI company, and is working towards developing the AI ecosystem
in Montreal and in the rest of Canada. A professor in the
Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at
Université de Montréal, he is the author of
three books and more than 300 publications.
The presentation will
be in English.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE).
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) and many
The Speaker of the Senate
The Speaker of the House of Commons
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 am - 8:30 am (Hot
breakfast is ready by 7am)
Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25. Payment must be made in advance
by credit card. No refunds for cancellations after September
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