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This April, Paris will be even more exciting than usual, as the Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit takes place on the company’s “Le Campus.” This year, we will be streaming the keynotes and interviews live from the summit on April 23, from 13:30 to 17:00 GMT (9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time and 6:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time).
This free online event will kick off at 13:30 GMT with the opening keynote (recorded earlier in the day) from Andrew Blake, director of Microsoft Research Cambridge. Professor Blake will describe advances in computer vision, with machines that learn to see. Then at 15:00 GMT, you can watch the live stream of Judea Pearl, director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Pearl will speak about the development and application of mathematical tools to study cause-and-effect relationships. What’s more, following their keynotes, these renowned experts will conduct an online Q&A—giving you the opportunity to engage directly with these eminent researchers. In addition, there will be “Research in Focus” interview segments that describe cutting-edge work in machine learning. Fei-Fei Li of the Stanford Vision Lab and Sebastian Nowozin of Microsoft Research will discuss developments in teaching machines to see, and Zoubin Ghahramani of the University of Cambridge will describe his work on building an “automated statistician.”
Don’t miss these informative and lively discussions of the challenges posed by this new machine-learning era. Watch the Machine Learning Summit live on April 23 (http://microsoftmls.com).
—Chris Bishop, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research Cambridge—Evelyne Viegas, Director of Semantic Computing at Microsoft Research Redmond