Hot Stuff

Call for an International Ban on the Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence, AI Researchers ask the Canadian government to act at the UN in an open letter which you can sign too.

Two faculty positions opened at MILA for the CS department (DIRO) with possibility of obtaining a CIFAR AI Chair.

Video of my keynote at the first Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience conference at Columbia University on September 8, 2017.

Montreal AI Symposium, 26 Sept 2017.

Upcoming Montreal Deep Learning Summit, 10-11 Oct 2017, with Geoff Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio

Call for participation at the 2017 Montreal Deep Learning Summer School and Reinforcement Learning Summer School. and its video lectures.

Participation at the Beneficial AI Conference, with video of my presentation.

New machine learning faculty position at MILA

Introductory articles in Scientific American about Deep Learning and AI.

More research highlights and selected recent papers

Recruitment: there are available positions at all levels (MSc, PhD, post-doc, interns).

Nature paper on Deep Learning by Yann LeCun, Yoshua Bengio and Geoff Hinton (pdf)

NIPS'2015 Deep Learning Tutorial and the block of slides for the vision part.

NIPS'2014 Deep Learning and Representation Learning Workshop

Deep Learning - an MIT Press book now for sale.

ICLR: the International Conference on Learning Representations

2012 Review paper (published 2013 in PAMI) on Representation Learning

2012 review paper on Practical recommendations for gradient-based training of deep architectures

2009 Review paper / monograph on learning algorithms for deep architectures (pdf)

YB interviewed by Wired on Deep Learning and AI, June 27th, 2013.

YB interviewed at Radio-Canada national French-language TV, broadcast April 7, 2013.


Yoshua Bengio  

Yoshua Bengio
Full Professor
Department of Computer Science and Operations Research
Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms
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To research highlights and selected recent papers

Students and interns at all levels (undergrad, MSc, PhD, postdoc) interested in coming to MILA please follow the instructions on the MILA admissions page


Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), CIFAR Program co-director of the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains,  Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. He supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over 80000 citations found by Google Scholar in September 2017, with an H-index of 101).

Yoshua Bengio is currently action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research, associate editor for the Neural Computation journal, editor for Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, and has been associate editor for the Machine Learning Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

Yoshua Bengio was Program Chair for NIPS'2008 and General Chair for NIPS'2009 (NIPS is the flagship conference in the areas of learning algorithms and neural computation). Since 1999, he has been co-organizing the Learning Workshop with Yann Le Cun, with whom he has also created the International Conference on Representation Learning (ICLR). He has also organized or co-organized numerous other events, principally the deep learning workshops and symposiua at NIPS and ICML since 2007. Yoshua Bengio is Officer of the Order of Canada and member of the Royal Society of Canada.

From Artificial Intelligence to the Collective


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