Mila welcomes Rain as a partner

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Rain, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence (AI) company whose mission is to radically reduce the cost of artificial intelligence, is excited to announce a partnership with Mila – Quebec AI Institute, the world’s largest academic deep learning (DL) research center. Founded by leading AI researcher Yoshua Bengio, Mila brings together more than 1,000 academic researchers in machine learning (ML). The partnership aims to build on both Rain and Mila’s DL algorithm expertise.

“Rain has a strong conviction that radical hardware-algorithm co-design is central to breakthroughs in DL. Rain and Mila’s innovations in new algorithms—combined with Rain’s innovations on new hardware—has mass potential to transform the future of AI. With Mila’s help, we’ll be able to leverage this knowledge to radically reduce the costs of AI.”  William Passo, Chief Operating Officer, Rain.

“Mila is proud to welcome Rain as a new partner in its community. We both believe that AI must be more democratic and Rain's work in this field, combined with Mila's academic expertise, can lead to great advancements toward this goal,” says Stéphane Létourneau, Executive Vice-President of Mila.


About Rain


Rain’s mission is to radically reduce the cost of artificial intelligence. They are the world leaders in hardware-algorithm co-design for artificial intelligence, which is central to building what they call artificial brains: efficient learning machines that enable the best AI in any form factor. Most recently, Rain has projected that its technology could have a 10,000x+ increase in energy efficiency compared to today’s GPUs. Learn more in this short video, here


About Mila


Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Mila is an artificial intelligence research institute that brings together over 1,000 researchers specializing in machine learning. Based in Montreal, Mila’s mission is to be a global hub for scientific advances that inspire innovation and development of AI for the benefit of all. Mila is a non-profit organization recognized worldwide for its significant contributions to the field of deep learning, particularly in language modeling, machine translation, object recognition, and generative models. For more information, visit