Portrait image of Yoshua Bengio

Recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is most known for his pioneering work in deep learning, earning him the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, “the Nobel Prize of Computing,” with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun.   
He is a Full Professor at Université de Montréal, and the Founder and Scientific Director of Mila – Quebec AI Institute. He co-directs the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains program as Senior Fellow and acts as Scientific Director of IVADO.   In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Killam Prize and in 2022, became the computer scientist with the highest h-index in the world. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of London and Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.   
Concerned about the social impact of AI and the objective that AI benefits all, he actively contributed to the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

AMLD Africa 2022 / Speakers

Ghita Mezzour

Minister Delegate in charge of the Digital Transition and Administration Reform, Kingdom of Morocco

Hicham El Habti

President, Mohammed 6 Polytechnic University

Abdel Labbi

Program Director, IBM Research

Hassan Chafi

Vice President, Advanced Research And Development, Oracle

Walid Daou

AI Lead, OCP

Mihaela van der Schaar

John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, AI and Medicine, University of Cambridge

AMLD / Global partners