At the NeurIPS 2019 conference CIFAR introduced its new AI Chairs and a new grant program, and hosted the panel discussion Foundations in Machine Learning, where researchers from Mila, Amii and the Vector brainstormed on their work, looked at machine learning trends and offered advice to students.
“You’ll see AI infused into all our products and services across the company, from tools to help people be more productive at work, to Azure services that give our customers the flexibility to deploy AI capabilities in any environment,” said Microsoft Communications Corporate Vice President Frank Shaw.
“We’ve made huge progress, much more than even my friends and I expected a few years ago. But (the progress) is mostly about perception, things like computer vision and speech recognition and synthesis of some things in natural processing. We’re still far from human capabilities.”