Interview: The Bengio Brothers



Yoshua Bengio just won the Turing Award, the highest distinction in computer science and artificial intelligence, with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann Lecun. What many people don't know is how intertwined Yoshua’s career has been with that of his brother, Samy, a machine learning scientist at Google Brain.

Eye on AI sat down with the two recently for their first interview together. They talked about their unconventional parents, their first computer (an Atari 800) and the divergent paths they have taken in the past few years, with Samy joining Google and while Yoshua started his own company, Element AI, while remaining committed to academic research by founding Mila, or the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms.