Mila > TechAide AI Conference

In collaboration with Mila, TechAide will be hosting another edition of its 1-day research virtual conference on artificial intelligence on April 23. The event will bring together numerous researchers, professors from Mila, an elite group of AI researchers presenting their current projects and sharing their field expertise.

In addition to being exposed to the most recent research in AI, attendees will be contributing to a great cause. Indeed, all proceeds of the conference will go towards the TechAide initiative to give back to Centraide of Greater Montreal, in support of their fight against poverty and social exclusion.

Attendees are encouraged to give generously. No matter the amount, every donation counts. To double our impact, Hugo Larochelle has offered to match all donations, up to $25,000!

Co-organizers: Hugo Larochelle, Sarath Chandar, Sasha Luccioni, Nadine Khairallah

Conference Schedule

To download the schedule, click here.

GatherTown Instructions

  • Use Chrome, Windows or Mac. Might be difficult to connect with Linux
  • Name your avatar (use your real name and not a username to allow easier interaction) 
  • Use the arrows on your laptop to move around. The platform is based on proximity to engage a conversation. When you are at a sufficiently close distance from another participant, you can start a conversation with them by clicking on x (if caps lock on, it won’t work)
  • Chat box on the left allows you to chat with people nearby or with everyone   
  • By clicking on participants’ list on the left, you can see all the names of attendees present. You can click on a name to locate or privately chat with a participant
  • Schedule of the day is posted in calendar on the left menu and at the entrance of the discussion area – blue box Schedule
  • Ghost Mode (press “g” key while moving) allows you to go over people if you are blocked by them. While in ghost mode, you are unable to see or talk to people

3 main areas

  1. Outside Space – Hangout (picnic tables are private spaces)
  2. Discussion Area (private spaces) and Sponsor Booths – 6 spaces for discussions 
  • Talks of Track 1 – Top left
  • Talks of Track 2 – Top Center 
  • Talks for Track 3 – Top Right
  • Slow Science Discussions – Bottom Left
  • Life & Mental Health Discussions – Bottom Center
  • AI for Good – Bottom Right
  3. Keynote & Talks on 3 tracks (Talks will run on Zoom, when you enter a track area or the keynote room, grab a seat not to block the entrance and click x to cross over to the zoom room. Also you can find cones of silence in that area for quiet time)

Speakers

Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Professeure adjointe, Université de Montréal, DeepMind, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Professeure adjointe, Université Laval, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
External Affiliate Member
Full Professor, Université Laval, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Professeure adjointe, McGill University, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Professor, McGill University
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Professeure adjointe, Université de Montréal
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
External Affiliate Member
Assistant Professor, Université Laval, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Facebook CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Full Professor, McGill University
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Professor, Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Facebook CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Professor, McGill University
Core Academic Member
Scientific Director, Mila & IVADO, Full Professor, Samsung AI Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair

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