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Colloquium: How to Go Really Big in AI: Strategies and Principles for Distributed Machine Learning

Sat, 2016-09-10 14:30 - 15:30
McConnell Engineering Building : Room 103, 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Speaker: Eric Xing, CMU

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Getting machines to read more like humans do

Fri, 2016-06-24 13:05

One of McGill's partners, the Canadian artificial intelligence company Maluuba, released impressive results for a type of machine learning focused on teaching computers to read like humans do. Their results beat others obtained by Google and Facebook. Read the full story.

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Clone of Big Data provides new tools for the Montreal Neurological Institute

Fri, 2016-06-24 12:02

The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get a major boost in its effort to produce sharply higher-resolution brain maps.

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Genomic sequencing tells a new story about the Great Migration

Fri, 2016-06-24 12:51

A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics. The study’s detailed approach to the analysis of African American genetics confirms previous findings and fills in details of African American heritage that may be absent from the historical record.

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It’s all math: How Professor Alan Evans is using cutting-edge statistics to unravel the complexity of brain disorders.

Fri, 2016-06-24 12:51

“What we’re doing is applying mathematics, physics and engineering principles to brain sciences,” says Alan Evans of the Montreal Neurological Institute. Read the full story.

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Big Data provides new tools for the Montreal Neurological Institute

Fri, 2016-06-24 12:02

The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get a major boost in its effort to produce sharply higher-resolution brain maps.

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Source Site: /datascience

Why do recommendation systems so often miss the mark? Tom Vanderbilt, author of the new book "You May Also Like", explains why personal taste is so hard to compute.

Thu, 2016-06-23 18:08

Have you ever recevied a recommendation from Netflix or iTunes that seemed like the opposite of anything you'd actually like? Why is it so hard to make a good recommendation? Tom Vanderbilt has just written a book on recommendation systems, "You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice". Here is a short interview with the author from CBC Radio.

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International Student Orientation Info-Session

Sun, 2016-08-28 14:00 - 15:00
Service Point : Room TBD, 3415 McTavish Street (corner Sherbrooke) Montreal, QC H3A 0C8


Join us for a quick Orientation Info-Session to make sure you're on track!


International Student Orientation Info-Session

Sat, 2016-08-27 14:00 - 15:00
Service Point : Room TBD, 3415 McTavish Street (corner Sherbrooke) Montreal, QC H3A 0C8


Join us for a quick Orientation Info-Session to make sure you're on track!


Meet & Greet Lounge

Mon, 2016-08-29 12:00 - 17:00
Brown Student Services : Room 3001 (East Wing) , 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3


Take a break and come hang out at our New International Student Meet & Greet Lounge!  

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