Yoshua Bengio

Campus Montréal asked researchers and members of our academic community “What would your world cup aspirations be?” In other words, what do they hope to accomplish in their research or academic career? Meet the talented individuals who answered the question here.

Yoshua Bengio
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO), Université de Montréal
Director, Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA)
Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms

“My goal is to understand the mathematics and computational mechanics that allow intelligence to bloom. I’m convinced this can be done through learning by example. This type of learning not only allows us to better understand the intelligence of humans and animals, but also to build more intelligent machines able to decode their surroundings, make decisions based on this information, and better serve us as a result. AI’s progress will no doubt transform our world just like the industrial revolution did. It’s also important to understand our own intelligence for the simple satisfaction this provides. I am one of the pioneers of deep learning research, which is at the heart of AI’s current technological and scientific developments, a science that benefits from the computational power and increased data now available.”

Yoshua Bengio is part of the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO) with more than 560 graduate students and 90 research professors from HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal. IVADO is helping propel Montreal to a world leadership position in Big Data.

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