Google gives .5 million to UdeM “deep learning” lab

CTV MontrealPublished Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:27PM ESTLast Updated Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:28PM EST A Montreal laboratory specializing in thinking computers is getting a financial boost from tech giant Google. Yoshua Bengio is the head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, a lab at the Universite de Montreal that does cutting-edge research into artificial intelligence, a branch of computer science that teaches computers machines to think in almost human-like ways.  Bengio has been working in that field since the mid-80s and is a pioneer of “deep learning,” a specific type of A.I. “The computer can learn that knowledge, by observing, by looking at lots of data, by imitating us,” he said. “That’s what learning-based methods like deep learning are doing.” The Institute will now be receiving $4.5 million…


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