AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator

Yoshua Bengio in Dresden, Germany, June 11, 2016.Chad Buchanan/Getty ImagesYoshua Bengio, one of the leading figures behind the rise of deep learning, is launching a Silicon Valley-style startup incubator dedicated to this enormously influential form of artificial intelligence. The incubator, Element.AI, will help build companies from AI research that emerges from the University of Montreal, where Bengio is a professor, and nearby McGill University, and he says this is just part of his efforts to develop an “AI ecosystem” in Montreal. Bengio says the Canadian city offers “the biggest concentration in the world” of academic researchers exploring deep learning, the breed of AI that now plays such an important role inside the likes of Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. “Element.AI will help entrepreneurs get started in that high-growth area, with a team of experts—and…


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