A Q&A with Ilya Sutskever, Research Director at OpenAI

By Sophie Curtis on December 17, 2015 Named one of MIT Technology Review’s ’35 Innovators Under 35′ for 2015, Ilya Sutskever has become a well-known name in the deep learning field. Just this week he hit headlines when he was announced as Research Director at OpenAI, a non-profit company formed with Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, with the goal to advance artificial intelligence that benefits humanity. Completing his PhD with the Machine Learning Group of the University of Toronto, working under Geoff Hinton, Ilya went on to co-found DNNresearch (acquired by Google) with Hinton and fellow graduate Alex Krizhevsky, as well as completing postdoctoral work at Stanford University with Andrew Ng’s group. Until his new appointment at OpenAI this week, he was a member of the Google Brain team, working as a research scientist.In his talk, at the…


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