2017-06-30

RBC Research Institute Co-Hosts ‘AI in Toronto’ Event for MILA Summer School Students

The RBC Research Institute team in Montreal for the ‘AI in Toronto’ event

RBC Research Institute hit the road (OK the air. Specifically, Porter air) on Wednesday evening to bring a bit of Toronto AI to La Belle Ville.

Along with NextAI, Creative Destruction Lab, and the Vector Institute, RBC Research Institute hosted an “AI in Toronto” Happy Hour for students attending the MILA Deep Learning Summer School at the Université de Montreal this week.

Students got a chance to recalibrate after a packed day of… uh, deep learning with complimentary drinks and appetizers at the St. Houblon Cote de Neiges bar, a popular spot near campus. Guests mingled with fellow students and representatives from the co-hosting organizations, who each gave a two-minute spiel about the many amazing post-graduate AI career opportunities in Toronto and Edmonton.

Physical documentation of our spiel-in-action delivered by Research Team Lead and Head Spielmeister Gavin Ding

Mostly, however, it was a chance for our small but mighty community to come together, talk vectors, and make jokes about things using words like “variance” and “adversarial”. It was also the sort of event that required an effort to usher the partygoers back to their dorms at the evening’s end, the sign of a community that understands the best way to prepare their own neural networks for another full day of learning is by staying up really late to consume free chicken wings and beer.

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Professor Joelle Pineau joins RBC Research Institute’s Eirene Seiradaki and friends for a night of Toronto AI and poutine just to remind everyone we were actually in Quebec

Full house, zero Tanners

For more photos of the event, check out our full gallery.