MILA is Hiring Two Software Engineers

MILA lab from University of Montreal is looking for a software developer and another software developer with machine learning experience to hire. Those software enginners will help and improve the software libraries such as Theano and work on other related tasks.

If you are interested, please apply by going to this web site and look for the [...]

OpenAI: A new non-profit AI company

A new non-profit artificial intelligence research company has just been founded. According to the announcement made from the company’s website, the goal of the company is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return. Announcement was made on the [...]

Conference on the Economics of Machine Intelligence-Dec 15

The Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto is hosting a conference on the Economics of Machine Intelligence on December 15 in Toronto: “Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence.”

This meeting is not a computer science conference. The focus is on the business opportunities that ML is spawning: what has already happened, trends, and how [...]

Software Developer Position at MILA

At MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms), we are looking for a software developer to help us improving our software libraries (mostly Theano) and other related tasks.

This is a one year contract, full time position.
The duration of the contact could be extended depending on available funding.
If you are interested, please send your CV to [...]

Deep Learning Summer School 2015 Videos

The videos of the recently organized “Deep Learning Summer School 2015″ in Montreal are made available online on [...]

Long Short-Term Memory dramatically improves Google Voice etc – now available to a billion users

A type of “Recurrent neural networks” architecture initially developed in Juergen Schmidhuber’s research groups at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA and TU Munich greatly improved Google Voice (by 49%) and are now available to a billion users. You can find the recent Google Research Blog on this, by Haşim Sak, Andrew Senior, Kanishka Rao, Françoise Beaufays [...]

A Brief Summary of the Panel Discussion at DL Workshop @ICML 2015 by Kyunghyun Cho

You can also access original post from Kyunghyun Cho’s blog, DeepRNN .


The finale of the Deep Learning Workshop at ICML 2015 was the panel discussion on the future of deep learning. After a couple of weeks of extensive discussion and exchange of emails among the workshop organizers, we invited six panelists; Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal), [...]

Recent Reddit AMA’s about Deep Learning

Recently Geoffrey Hinton, Yann Lecun and Yoshua Bengio had reddit AMA’s where subscribers of r/MachineLearning asked questions to them. Each AMA contains interesting anectodes about deep learning by the most prominent scientists of the field.

Yoshua Bengio’s reddit AMA:

Yann Lecun’s reddit AMA:

Geoffrey Hinton’s AMA:

In addition to those, Michael I Jordan, an influential scientist in [...]

Google DeepMind Teams Up with Oxford University

DeepMind acquired startup by Google for 500M$ established a new collaboration with University of Oxford. The news is announced by Demis Hassabis, co-founder of DeepMind and VP of engineering at Google from a blog-post [1]. Deep learning researchers Prof Nando de Freitas, Prof Phil Blunsom, Dr Edward Grefenstette and Dr Karl Moritz Hermann, from University of Oxford, who teamed up [...]

Andrew Ng is hired by Baidu

Andrew Ng who is one of the co-founder of Coursera, an ex-employee of Google, professor at University of Stanford and an important contributor for machine learning has just been hired by Baidu[1,2,3]. Andrew Ng is going to take on the role of Chief Scientist at Baidu in Silicon Valley. Adam Coates, previously a PhD and Postdoc student [...]