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Canada’s AI explosion: Visit three labs where machines are being taught to think like people

by Jason McBride, Omar Mouallem and Ivan Semeniuk Apr 4 / 18

“There are three people on the planet credited with being the founding fathers of deep learning, one of the most promising branches of artificial intelligence.

Two of them work in Canada—Geoffrey Hinton in Toronto and Yoshua Bengio in Montreal. Both cities are among the fastest growing ai hubs in the world, and Edmonton will soon join their ranks, under the leadership of reinforcement learning guru Rich Sutton. What have they and their colleagues been working on lately? We visit their labs to find out.”

Read the full story in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business featuring many members of CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program.

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