The World’s Leading AI Pioneers, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun & Geoffrey Hinton To Appear Together in Montreal Deep Learning Summit, 10-11 October

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As deep learning is adopted by more and more businesses, it’s quickly becoming a core technology in helping optimise efficiency as well as increasing forecasting capabilities and providing increased automation. Recent advances in deep learning have posed countless questions about the impact and disruption that will be caused, and how it can help and be applied in industry.

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Don't miss the Panel of Pioneers

This Summit will shine light on one of the pillars of the fourth industrial revolution, deep learning. It will also bring together industry professionals and science researchers working on data-driven innovation.

The international event will be held in Montreal 10 & 11 October, the ‘Silicon Valley of Deep Learning’ for its 15th edition with partners including Intel, Maluuba, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and support from IVADO, National Research Council Canada, British Consulate-General Montreal, and Tourisme Montréal.

RE•WORK are excited to announce the attendance of Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun, and Geoffrey Hinton who will be appearing on the Panel of Pioneers to share their expertise as the founders of the deep learning revolution. The trio have previously been referred to as the “Canadian Mafia”, whilst they called themselves, in jest, the “deep learning conspiracy”.

As one of the most cited Canadian computer scientists, Yoshua Bengio will explore his research ambition of understanding principles of learning that yield intelligence. Geoffrey Hinton, currently an Engineering Fellow at Google, ws one of the pioneering researchers who was able to present the use of generalised back propagation algorithm for training multi-layer neural nets. Yann LeCun has been director of research at Facebook since 2013 and has received much acclaim for his pioneering work in computer visions and machine learning.

Experts have suggested that deep learning could soon be the backbone of many tech projects that we use every day, and the work of the trio is the foundation for the next frontier in AI.

Yves Lalumière, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal said: ‘We are proud to be hosting the RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit in Montréal for the first time this October. Our city is home to one of the world’s most prestigious groups of deep learning researchers in the world, as well as several leading start-ups in the field of AI and machine learning, such as Element AI. Together with RE•WORK, we are looking forward to shaping to future of AI and deep learning.’

‘IVADO is thrilled to partner with the RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit’, said Gilles Savard, CEO. ‘This Summit will shine light on one of the pillars of the fourth industrial revolution, deep learning. It will also bring together industry professionals and science researchers working on data-driven innovation, a shared goal with IVADO’s mission.’

Hugo Larochelle, Research Scientist at Google has also endorsed the event. He’s "excited that RE•WORK will be organizing for the first time a summit on deep learning here in Montreal. The event promises to be a great opportunity for researchers and businesses to connect and plant the seeds for more business opportunities powered by deep learning and AI, here in Montreal.’

The Panel of Pioneers will be joined by leading minds in AI, including Roland Memisevic, Chief Scientist, Twenty Billion Neurons; Maithili Mavinkurve, Founder & COO, Sightline Innovation; Aaron Courville, Assistant Professor, University of Montreal, Raquel Urtasun, Associate Professor, University of Toronto and many more.

Don’t miss out:
Super Early Bird tickets are available until Friday 2nd of June, and there are limited spaces left. Register now to hear from Bengio, Hinton and LeCun and confirm your place: Track 1 - Research Advancements and Track 2 - Business Applications.

Can’t make it to Montreal?
Can’t attend? You can register for post-event access to receive the slides, presentation videos and interviews from the summit. Summit attendees will also gain access.

Any questions? Get in touch:
Media enquiries: Yazmin, yhow(at)re-work(dot)co
Ticket queries & event info: Katie, kpollitt(at)re-work(dot)co

RE•WORK is an all-female run events organising company that brings together breakthrough technology, cutting-edge science and entrepreneurship shaping the future of business and society. We showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies to positively disrupt industry and society.

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