Recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is most known for his pioneering work in deep learning, earning him the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, “the Nobel Prize of Computing,” with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun.
He is a full professor at Université de Montréal, and the founder and scientific director of Mila – Quebec AI Institute. He co-directs the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains program as a senior fellow and acts as scientific director of IVADO.
In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Killam Prize and in 2022, became the most-cited computer scientist in the world. He is a fellow of both the Royal Society of London and Canada, Knight of the Legion of Honor of France, Officer of the Order of Canada, Member of the UN’s Scientific Advisory Board for Independent Advice on Breakthroughs in Science and Technology since 2023 and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair.
Concerned about the social impact of AI, he actively contributed to the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.