Maluuba advisor Yoshua Bengio speaks with Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP, AI & Research

When Microsoft acquired Maluuba in January 2017, Maluuba’s highly respected advisor, the deep learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio, agreed to continue advising Microsoft on its artificial intelligence efforts. Bengio, head of the Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms, had advised Maluuba since 2015, providing guidance and insight to our continued research into language understanding .


Recently, he visited Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, campus, and took some time for a chat with Harry Shum, EVP AI & Research at Microsoft. Their conversation spanned the history of deep learning research, recent breakthroughs and what the future holds for artificial intelligence.

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