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Oct 04

AI Untamed: Managing its Risks to Democracy, National Security and Humanity

2023 Scholars Webinar Series with Yoshua Bengio

C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

Please contact Adi Malev, Event Planner to register: amalev@cdhowe.org

This event is part of the C.D. Howe Institute's Scholars' Webinar Series and has been made possible through a generous grant from Dr. Wendy Dobson, Professor at the Rotman School of Management and Co-Director of the Rotman Institute for International Business.

Yoshua Bengio­, Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the Université de Montréal and Scientific Director of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms

Yoshua Bengio is recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, known for his conceptual and engineering breakthroughs in artificial neural networks and deep learning. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at Université de Montréal and the Founder and Scientific Director of Mila – Quebec AI Institute, one of the world’s largest academic institutes in deep learning. He is also the Scientific Director of IVADO.

His scientific contributions have earned him numerous awards. He is the 2018 laureate of the A.M. Turing Award, “the Nobel Prize of Computing,” alongside Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun for their important contributions and advances in deep learning. In 2022, he was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor by France and named co-laureate of Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for technical and scientific research. Later that year, Professor Bengio became the most cited computer scientist in the world in terms of h-index.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Canadian CIFAR AI Chair. 

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