What Is Deep Learning And Where Is It Headed?

These Questions originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Yoshua Bengio, Head of Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, on Quora. Q: Where is deep learning research headed? A: Research is by definition exploratory, which means that (a) we do not know what will work and (b) we need to explore many paths, we need a lot of diversity of research directions in the scientific community. So I can only tell you about my current gut feelings and visions of where I see important challenges and opportunities that appeal to my personal aesthetics and instincts. Here are some elements of this: * unsupervised learning is crucial and we do not do it right yet (there are many…


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