AI Conference


On April 17th, Hugo Larochelle from Google Brain is bringing together some of the best researchers in the Montreal AI community on a single stage for a unique conference benefiting Centraide.

Attendees are encouraged to give generously. No matter the amount, every donation counts. To double our impact, Hugo Larochelle has offered to match all donations, up to $25,000!



8:00 - 8:45

Welcoming and registration

8:45 - 9:00

Welcoming words

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Deep Learning to Solve Challenging Problems
Jeff Dean, Google senior fellow and lead of Google Brain

10:00 - 10:30

Modeling user clicks
Laurent Charlin, HEC Montréal

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:30

Advances in temporal abstraction for reinforcement learning
Doina Precup, Deepmind & McGill

11:30 - 12:00

Recent progress in Generative Adversarial Networks
Aaron Courville, Université de Montréal

12:00 - 1:30


1:30 - 2:00

Drawing inspiration for AI from living intelligence
Yoshua Bengio, Université de Montréal

2:00 - 2:30

New perspectives on GANs
Simon Lacoste-Julien, Université de Montréal

2:30 - 3:00

Optimization dynamics for adaptive and efficient learning systems
Ioannis Mitliagkas, Université de Montréal

3:00 - 3:30

Accelerating stochastic optimization methods using gradient transport
Nicolas Le Roux, Google & McGill University

3:30 - 4:00


4:00 - 4:30

Some progress on fast approximate natural gradient descent
Pascal Vincent, Facebook & Université de Montréal

4:30 - 5:00

Learning to Predict Important Content by Reading Summaries
Jackie CK Cheung, McGill University

5:00 - 5:30

Machine learning for human rights: detecting burned villages from the sky
Julien Cornebise, Element AI

5:30 - 6:00

Rewarding dialogue systems
Layla El Asri, Microsoft Maluuba

6:00 - 8:00

Cocktail hour






Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are able to give back all the Conference's proceeds to Centraide of Greater Montreal through TechAide. Want to sponsor the event? Contact us now

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