2020 Highlights

2020 DLRL Summer School By the Numbers (Hosted by Mila)

1,200

Applicants from 75 countries

302

Attendees from 45 countries

113

Attendees who identified as women

25

World-class speakers

2020 Video highlights

What is Intelligence?

Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Ethics in AI

Panel Discussion

Emergence of Learning Machines

Rupam Mahmood

Meta Reinforcement Learning

Chelsea Finn

2020 Speakers

Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Distinguished Scientist
Google

Pierre-Luc Bacon

Pierre-Luc Bacon

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Mila
Université de Montréal

Marco Baroni

Marco Baroni

Pompeu University
Facebook AI Research

Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio

Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila | Co-Director, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains Program | Scientific Director, IVADO | Scientific Director, Mila | Professor, Université de Montréal

Sarath Chandar

Sarath Chandar

Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila | Assistant Professor, Polytechnique Montréal | Adjunct Professor, Université de Montréal

Yejin Choi

Yejin Choi

University of Washington

Aaron Courville

Aaron Courville

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Mila
Université de Montréal

Audrey Durand

Audrey Durand

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Mila
Université Laval

Alexei Efros

Alexei Efros

University of California Berkeley

Chelsea Finn

Chelsea Finn

CIFAR Fellow, Learning in Machines & Brains Program | Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Jakob Foerster

Jakob Foerster

Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Vector Institute
Facebook AI Research

Will Hamilton

Will Hamilton

Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Mila
McGill University

Katja Hoffmann

Katja Hoffmann

Microsoft Research

Rupam Mahmood

Rupam Mahmood

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Amii
University of Alberta

Courtney Paquette

Courtney Paquette

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Mila
McGill University, Google

Joelle Pineau

Joelle Pineau

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Advisor, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Lead, Facebook AI Research Lab | Core Academic Member, Mila | Associate Professor, McGill University

Valerie Pisano

Valérie Pisano

President and CEO
Mila

Doina Precup

Doina Precup

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Senior Fellow, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains | Research Team Lead, DeepMind | Core Academic Member, Mila | Associate Professor, McGill University

Andrew Saxe

Andrew Saxe

University of Oxford

Angela Schoellig

Angela Schoellig

Canada CIFAR AI Chair | Faculty Member, Vector Institute | Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Elissa Strome

Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR

Adam White

Adam White

Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Amii | Senior Research Scientist, DeepMind | Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Sponsor the DLRL Summer School

The DLRL Summer School is a premier opportunity for institutions, companies and organizations to play a significant role in supporting the next generation of AI talent and building a diverse and prosperous future in AI for Canada. 

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“The #DLRL Summer School is a place of learning at the highest scientific level in world-changing research areas but also an opportunity for networking, creating connections which can stay for life and fuel future collaborations.”

Yoshua Bengio

Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila | Co-Director, CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains Program |
Scientific Director, IVADO | Scientific Director, Mila | Professor, Université de Montréal
Elissa Strome, Associate Vice-President, Research & Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR

“The Summer School has become a beacon for top AI students and experts from around the world. We’re excited to showcase what makes Canada a global leader in the field of AI.”

Elissa Strome

Executive Director,
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR
Kyunghyun Cho

“I attended DLRL early in my career. The lectures were amazing and provided an opportunity to have close interaction among the participants, and it was at that point that I decided I wanted to continue to do research full time in the area of deep learning.”

Kyunghyun Cho

Associate Professor, New York University; Fellow in the CIFAR
Learning in Machines & Brains program, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019
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“Beyond the learning and networking opportunities, [the #DLRL Summer School] showcases the rich AI ecosystem we enjoy in Canada. It's been a major factor in encouraging some of the brightest minds to launch their research careers here.”

Graham Taylor

CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Vector Institute, University of Guelph
Alona Fyshe

“[The #DLRL] is a wonderful opportunity to bring the AI leaders of tomorrow together for a fun and immersive learning experience. It’s also a great way to showcase the depth of AI knowledge and expertise that exists in Canada.”

Alona Fyshe

CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains;
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Amii, University of Alberta
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018
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