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In collaboration with Hugo Larochelle from Google Brain, Techaide will be hosting a 2nd edition of its 1-day research conference on artificial intelligence on April 26th. The event will bring together world-renowned researchers in the field.

In addition to being exposed to the most recent research in AI, attendees will be contributing to a great cause. Indeed, all proceeds of the conference will go towards the Techaide initiative to give back to Centraide of Greater Montreal, in support of their fight against poverty and social exclusion.

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 – 8:30

Welcoming and registration

8:30 – 8:40

Opening words

8:40 – 9:15

A Meta-Transfer Objective for Learning to Disentangle Causal Mechanisms
Yoshua Bengio

9:15 – 9:50

Learning with less labelling effort
Negar Rostamzadeh

9:50 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:25

Temporal Regularization in Reinforcement Learning
Joelle Pineau

11:25 – 12:00

Grounding and Structure in Natural Language Processing
Jamie Kiros

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break (on your own)

13:30 – 14:05

Machine Learning in Cancer Immunotherapy
Jennifer Chayes

14:05 – 14:40

Machine Learning and Creativity
Pablo Samuel Castro

14:40 – 15:40


15:40 – 16:15

Optimizing Behaviour Over Long Time Scales by Revaluing Memories
Tim Lillicrap

16:15 – 16:50

Three Flavors of Neural Sequence Generation
KyungHyun Cho

16:50 – 17:25

Fixup Initialization: Residual Learning Without Normalization
Yann Dauphin

5:25 ET +

Happy Hour