Google Acquires Deep Mind

Google is acquiring an AI startup called DeepMind for more than 500 million dollars[1,2]. Deep mind has recently hired several deep learning experts and recent graduates from Geoffrey Hinton’s, Yann Lecun’s, Yoshua Bengio’s and Jurgen Schmidhuber’s groups. One of the co-founders of DeepMind, Shane Legg was a PhD student at IDSIA. According to [2] Google […]

An Article about History of Deep Learning

Wired has just published a new article about brief history of deep learning and the role of Hinton on development of the deep learning field. The article also mentions about CIFAR and the contribution of its member to deep learning:

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/01/geoffrey-hinton-deep-learning

Google’s new Deep Learning Algorithm Transcribes House Numbers

During his summer internship, Ian Goodfellow (currently a PhD student at UdeM Lisa Lab) and his collaborators from Google, Yaroslav Bulatov, Julian Ibarz, Sacha Arnoud, Vinay Shet, submitted a paper to ICLR 2014 that proposes a deep learning method which successfully transcribes the house numbers from Google Streetview images. This work took wide coverage in […]

ICLR 2014 Submissions are Open for Comments

ICLR2014 submissions are open for comments/reviews on OpenReview.net: http://openreview.net/venue/iclr2014. ICLR is the International Conference on Learning Representations. It uses an post-publication open review system. There are lots of interesting new work on deep learning and feature learning in there. Please make comments and contribute to making the submissions better[1].

[1] Yann LeCun’s Google+ and Facebook […]