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Mila TechAide 2022

AI Conference Benefiting Centraide of Greater Montreal

In collaboration with Mila, TechAide will be hosting another edition of its 1-day research virtual conference on artificial intelligence on April 22, 2022. The event will bring together numerous researchers, professors from Mila and two renowned speakers Max Welling and Martha White. 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, Derek Nowrouzezahrai, Nadine Khairallah

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.

Click here to read the event’s code of conduct.

Event Schedule


Morning

9:25 am: Welcome Remarks (Zoom all)
9:30 am: Max Welling – Equivariant GNNs for Molecule Prediction and PDE Integration (Zoom all)
10:30 am: Mirco Ravanelli – Conversational AI with SpeechBrain (Track 1)
10:30 am: Samira Ebrahimi Kahou – Learning Dynamical Representations (Track 2)
11:00 am: Break
11:30 am: Foutse Khomh – Finding Bugs in Deep Learning Programs (Track 1)
11:30 am: Bang Liu – Evaluating QA: Question Quality, Model Capability, and Answer Explainability (Track 2)
12:00 pm: Guillaume Dumas – From Computational Psychiatry to Social Neuro-AI: Operationalizing a Virtuous Cycle Between Machine Learning and Mental Health (Track 1)
12:00 pm: Aditya Mahajan – Reinforcement Learning for Partially Observed Systems (Track 2) 
12:30 pm : Lunch Break


Afternoon

1:00 pm: Martha White – Developing Reinforcement Learning Agents that Learn Many Subtasks (Zoom all) 
2:00 pm: Pouya Bashivan – Making Sense of Neural Representations in the Brain with Neural Network Models (Track 1)
2:00 pm: Dhanya Sridhar – Causal Inference and Language (Track 2) 
2:30 pm: Break
3:00 pm: Glen Berseth – Developing Robots that Autonomously Learn and Plan in the Real World (Track 1)
3:00 pm: Eilif B. Muller – The Enigmatic Learning Architecture of the Mammalian Neocortex (Track 2) 
3:30 pm: Maxime Gasse – Causal Reinforcement Learning using Observational and Interventional Data (Track 1) 
3:30 pm: Kaleem Siddiqi – Computer Vision in the Heart (Track 2) 
4:00 pm: Networking

Keynote Speakers

MAX WELLING

Professor, University of Amsterdam

MARTHA WHITE

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

MILA SPEAKERS

Associate Academic Member
Associate Professor, McGill University
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Full Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Core Academic Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Associate Academic Member
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Associate Academic Member
Professor, McGill University
Associate Academic Member
Adjunct Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal, ServiceNow Element AI
Associate Academic Member
Adjunct Professor, Université de Montréal, Concordia University
Associate Academic Member
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Associate Academic Member
Associate Professor, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Canada CIFAR AI Chair

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