ICLR 2018 Sponsors

Corporate sponsorship of ICLR contributes to the successful outcome of each year's conference and we appreciate your support and participation.


Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for machine intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or building autonomous cars.


Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.


NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company in China. NetEase develops and operates many influential games, e-commerce businesses, advertising services and e-mail services. NetEase Fuxi Lab is an AI developer founded on the principle of bridging artificial intelligence and electronic games through transdisciplinary research. Fuxi focuses on reshaping audiovisual experience of gaming and boosting the development of AI frontier research at the same time. Netease AI BU has been focusing on areas of DL, SR, NLU, CV, HCI since 2011. We facilitate the healthy growth of NetEase’s content driven ecosystem, which serves over 1 billion users per day, also explore and incubate products to ultimately enhance product contents and user interactive experience with AI tech.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, personalized recommendations, Prime, AWS, Kindle, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information about machine learning at Amazon, visit amazon.jobs/ICLR.

NAVER, Korea's No. 1 internet company, and LINE, the Japan-based global messenger platform, have teamed up to use their extensive databases of contents and users to develop an AI platform called Clova (Cloud-based Virtual Assistant). A Clova-powered mobile app and AI speakers have already launched in Korea and Japan, and the companies continue to explore machine learning tech and applications.

At Capital One, we dare to dream, disrupt and deliver a better way. Our goal is simple – bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to an industry ripe for change. Founder-led, Capital One is on a mission to help people live their best lives and build one of America’s leading information-based technology companies.


We create environments for your data to thrive. Everywhere data lives, we’re there to drive the innovation necessary for results today and the future you’ll create tomorrow. New devices, new systems, new solutions, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for your data to realize its full potential.

The Element AI Fundamental Research Scientists form an independent research lab focused on advancing the state of the art in various areas of machine learning. In collaboration with the leading universities and research labs like MILA and UBC, we’re working on advancing artificial intelligence in a direction that’s beneficial for everybody.

Borealis AI, a RBC Institute for Research, is a curiosity-driven research centre dedicated to achieving state-of-the-art in machine learning. With labs in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Waterloo, we support open academic collaborations and partner with world-class research centres in artificial intelligence.

Lambda Labs provides GPU laptops, workstations, and servers to customers including Apple, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Intel, Tencent, Tesla, NYU, Cal, MIT, and others. Lambda Labs systems come pre-installed with TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe and all of the deep learning software you need to start training immediately. Learn more.

THE D. E. SHAW GROUP is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $46 billion in investment capital as of October 1, 2017, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since our founding in 1988, our firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff.

Twenty Billion Neurons (TwentyBN) is bringing deep learning-based AI to edge computing devices. With TwentyBN solutions, devices from laptop computers to appliances to robots can understand what is happening in the world around them through nothing more than an RGB camera. To train devices, the company leverages its unique Crowd-Acting platform, on which humans demonstrate the world to machines.

Preferred Networks (PFN) is a Tokyo-based startup that applies deep learning technologies to emerging industrial problems. PFN develops Chainer, a deep learning framework. PFN works with many world-leading companies, such as FANUC for manufacturing robots, Toyota Motors for autonomous driving, and National Cancer Research Center in Japan for healthcare. Its subsidiary is located in California.