Keynote Presentation: From Data to Decisions with Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Yoshua Bengio (computer science, 1991, McGill U; post-docs at MIT and Bell Labs) is Professor at the University of Montreal since 1993, department of computer science and operations research. He is scientific director of MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, currently the largest academic research group on deep learning) and IVADO (Institute for data valorization). Yoshua Bengio is Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. He authored three books and over 300 publications (h-index over 100), mostly in deep learning. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, is Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient of the Marie-Victorin Quebec Prize 2017, he is a CIFAR Senior Fellow and co-directs its Learning in Machines and Brains program. He is on the NIPS foundation board (previously program chair and general chair) and co-created the ICLR conference (specialized in deep learning). He pioneered deep learning and his goal is to uncover the principles giving rise to intelligence through learning, as well as contribute to the development of AI for the benefit of all. He was just named scientist of the year in Canada for his research that revolutionized and deepened our knowledge of artificial intelligence, and his initiatives that made Montreal a hub in the sector.