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.
About the speakers
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 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 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.