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Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio Win the Turing Award

Geoffrey Hinton (center), Yann LeCun (left), and Yoshua Bengio (right) were awarded the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing." The Turing Award is often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Computing." Select technical accomplishments are, but not limited to, the following:

Geoffrey Hinton: Backpropagation, Boltzmann machines, and improvements to convolutional neural networks

Yann LeCun: Convolutional neural networks, improving backpropagation algorithms, and broadening the vision of neural networks

Yoshua Bengio: Probabilistic models of sequences, high-dimensional word embeddings and attention, and generative deep learning

 

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