MTLML: Automne 2016 Fall Meetup

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Trip report from the OpenAI unconference
Philippe Beaudoin, PhD, VP Research @ Element AI

OpenAI, the famous Valley lab funded by Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and others, holds a small invitation-only unconference on Oct 7-8. This talk will present the cool new research areas, insights and vision for the future that were discussed during this unconference.

McGill Reasoning & Learning Lab: Recent research overview
Ryan Lowe, PhD Candidate, McGill

Ryan Lowe will present an overview of the research currently going on in the McGill Reasoning & Learning Lab with a deep dive in some particularly promising topics.

IBM Watson AI XPrize intro
Sydney Swaine-Simon, District 3 Innovation

Quick presentation of the IBM Watson AI XPrize and the ways in which you can contribute.

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About the speakers

Philippe Beaudoin
Philippe is VP Research at Element AI, a Montreal startup that does research in ML and helps launch spin-offs that tackle the next big challenges in ML and AI. Previously he was a Senior Dev at Google. Philippe holds a PhD from UdeM and did postdoc studies at UBC.

Ryan Lowe
Ryan is a grad student at McGill University where he does research in Machine learning. He studies recurrent neural networks and reinforcement learning with a particular focus on dialogue systems and language modeling.

Sydney Swaine-Simon
Sydney is passionate about people and technology innovation which led him to cofound District 3, an innovation center based out of Concordia University and NeuroTechX a non profit building the largest network of Neurotechnology enthusiasts. Currently he spends his free time thinking of new Brain Computer Interfaces to build.