Yoshua Bengio is head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, co-director of the CIFAR Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception program, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, and he also holds the NSERC-Ubisoft industrial chair. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence.
Richard S. Sutton is a professor and iCORE chair in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta and fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. His research interests centre on the learning problems facing a decision-maker interacting with its environment, which he sees as central to artificial intelligence.
Mr. David L. Grannan, is a Co-founder of Light and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Light, Dave was CEO of Vlingo, the first natural language speech recognition service for mobile phones. Vlingo provided speech recognition for the first Siri app and powered Samsung’s S-Voice product. Nuance Communications acquired Vlingo in 2012.