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Facebook tech news roundup

This month on our AI blog, we shared some big news about our chief AI scientist, detailed a new approach for multitask Bayesian optimization, and caught up with the researchers in our AI Residency Program. And on Tech@facebook, our new blog for tech enthusiasts, we unpacked how technology is transforming the way we communicate, see the world, and help others. Turing Award presented to Yann LeCun, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yoshua Bengio Facebook Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun is one of three recipients of the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, which recognizes...

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Turing Award presented to Yann LeCun, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yoshua Bengio

Facebook’s Chief AI Scientist, Yann LeCun, is one of three recipients of this year’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award. Sharing the honor is Yoshua Bengio (MILA and University of Montreal) and Geoffrey Hinton (Google, Vector Institute, and University of Toronto). Often referred to as the Nobel Prize of computing, the award recognizes the group’s conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that made deep neural networks a critical component of computing. The pioneering work by these researchers has led to major...