Facebook announces major AI commitment to CIFAR


Facebook announced a major investment with CIFAR [Canadian Institute For Advanced Research] today, a result of the Institute's leadership in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The US$2.625 million investment over five years will continue Facebook's support of CIFAR's Learning in Machines & Brains program, and will also fund a Facebook-CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA). … Fellows in CIFAR's Learning in Machines & Brains (LMB) program are world leaders in AI research. They include Program Co-Directors Yann LeCun (New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] and Facebook) and Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal). 

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