Microsoft Research Discussion - The opportunities with AI and machine learning
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Microsoft Research Discussion

December 1, 2020 7:30 AM (PT) On Demand

The opportunities with AI and machine learning

Join us for a notable discussion with two of the most prominent scientists in Machine Learning. Dr. Chris Bishop and Professor Yoshua Bengio will talk about what they are excited about in AI today as well as the challenges and frontiers in the algorithms. From healthcare to climate change, the two share thoughts on how AI can help find solutions for society's biggest issues and the multidisciplinary world of research today.


Dr. Chris Bishop, Technical Fellow and Laboratory Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge. His work overseeing cutting-edge AI and machine learning research is accompanied by a long list of honors: Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of Darwin College in Cambridge, England, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Fellow of The Royal Society.

Dr. Yoshua Bengio, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operational Research at the Université de Montréal. CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains Program Co-Director, he is also the founder and scientific director of Mila, the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, the world’s largest university-based research group in deep learning. Yoshua was a co-recipient of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his work in deep learning.

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Dr. Siddhartha Sen is a Researcher at Microsoft Research in New York City, and previously a researcher at the MSR Silicon Valley lab. He designs and builds distributed systems that use novel data structures and algorithms to deliver new functionality or unprecedented performance. Some of his data structures have been incorporated into undergraduate textbooks and curricula. Recently, he has generalized this approach by using contextual machine learning to optimize decisions in a variety of settings, including Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.

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