The Deep Learning Summit comes to Montréal

published on October 17, 2019
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Using hierarchal web structures similar to the human brain, Deep Learning gives computers access to a non-linear style of learning, a concept initially discovered in part in Montréal. Fittingly, this October 24-25, 2019, the Deep Learning Summit Montréal will bring together the world’s leading researchers and developers to the Delta Hotels Montréal in the city’s bustling downtown quartier.

The place to be for Deep Learning

As a global hub in AI research, Montréal is home to some of the world’s most groundbreaking specialists in the field. At the Deep Learning Summit, 75 speakers will present to 500 attendees over the course of two days, to share information, network and foster further international collaboration including some of the city’s brightest AI minds. Speakers include Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal and founder of Mila), Doina Precup (DeepMind), Hugo Larochelle (Google Brain Montréal), and Bindu Reddy (CEO, RealityEngines.AI), all presenting their latest findings and developments.

The Montréal AI advantage

We’re proud of Montréal’s AI accomplishments, and the sector continues to grow here in leaps and bounds each and every year. Here’s a few reasons why Montréal is an AI powerhouse – and the perfect location for your next AI or scientific meeting.

-       A city of learning: Montréal is a groundbreaking leader in AI-related education, home to organizations like the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO), MILA (Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms), and also ranked as the top student city in the Americas.

-       A city of heavy hitters: Montréal is home to trendsetters in AI like IBM, Jumio, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Thales and Facebook. Over 91,000 qualified workers in 5,000 facilities call the city home, with 9,000 university-level students in the fields of AI and Data-related programs training to join them.

-       A city with financial support: Québec’s AI sector of connected organizations and research centres has received $100-million in funding to further inspire collaboration and connectivity, while other funding (including $93.5-million to the University of Montréal and $84-million to McGill University from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund) have contributed to the city’s status as the number one University research hub in Canada.

-       A city of startups: Hundreds of internationally recognized startups are based in Montréal, with more hitting the scene every month.

-       A city of ethics: The birthplace of the Montréal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence, the city is leading the way forward in an ethical way – an example followed throughout the world.

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