Yoshua Bengio, one of the latest winners of the “Nobel Prize for Computer Science,” gives a lecture at the IRCM

April 4 2019 | Honor

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Yoshua Bengio delivered his lecture at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) on April 4 to a full house and a captive audience. The renowned artificial intelligence researcher's presentation, entitled Deep Learning for Health Care, provided an overview of the scope of current and potential applications of artificial intelligence in the health sector.  

Yoshua Bengio, who is a computer science professor at Université de Montréal, was recently named co-recipient of the prestigious Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing”. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence and a pioneer in deep learning. Bengio is one of the world’s most cited computer scientists as the author of three books and more than 500 publications. His ambition is to understand the principles that lead to intelligence through learning, as well as promote the development of artificial intelligence for the benefit of all.