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Introducing Quora’s Machine Learning Sessions Series


Quora is launching a new format for interacting with domain experts and sharing knowledge, and its first topic is Machine Learning. Yoshua Bengio is the first expert, and he is accepting questions now.



By Matthew Mayo.

Quora Machine Learning

Recently, Quora announced its new Quora Sessions. Sessions proceed in an AMA-style question and answer format, representing a different approach of knowledge-sharing for Quora. The Quora Sessions will invite users to pose relevant and interesting questions to experts in various domains.

Quora's VP of Engineering and noted Machine Learning expert Xavier Amatriain has subsequently announced a series of such sessions will be focused on Machine Learning. Citing the prevelance of Deep Learning in the current research landscape, Yoshua Bengio, professor at the University of Montreal, head of Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, and one of the fathers of Deep Learning, will be the expert for questioning in the series' inaugural session.

While a full list of expert for further Machine Learning Sessions has not been finalized, Amatriain has shared the following confirmed guests:

The Yoshua Bengio Session is currently open and accepting questions. The Session's "Ask Me About" statement notes the following topics as valid:

Deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, academia. Neural language models and their derivatives, recurrent neural networks, convolutional networks, autoencoders, deep generative models.

Bengio is scheduled to begin answering questions Tuesday, January 19, at 6:00 PM.

Bio: Matthew Mayo is a computer science graduate student currently working on his thesis parallelizing machine learning algorithms. He is also a student of data mining, a data enthusiast, and an aspiring machine learning scientist.

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