ICLR 2018 Sponsors
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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.
Intel AI, leveraging Intel’s world leading position in silicon innovation and proven history in creating the compute standards that power our world, is transforming Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the Intel AI products portfolio. Harnessing silicon designed specifically for AI, end to end solutions that broadly span from the data center to the edge, and tools that enable customers to quickly deploy and scale up, Intel AI is inside AI and leading the next evolution of compute.
Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company has been democratizing technology since 1999, making the cloud, mobile, social, IoT, and now AI available to all companies, regardless of size and scale. Salesforce's Customer Success Platform includes cloud-based applications for sales, service, marketing, commerce and more.
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.
Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, and AI is enabling us to do that in incredible new ways - solving problems for our users, our customers, and the world. AI makes it easier for you to do things every day, whether it’s searching for photos of people you love, breaking down language barriers, or helping you get things done with your own personal digital assistant. But it’s also providing us with new ways of looking at old problems and helping transform how we work and live, and we think the biggest impact will come when everyone can access it.
At DeepMind, our mission is to solve intelligence and then use that to make the world a better place. Our motivation in all we do is to maximise the positive and transformative impact of AI. We believe that AI should ultimately belong to the world, in order to benefit the many and not the few, and we steadfastly research, publish and implement our work to that end.
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.
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.
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.
At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, blockchain and quantum computing. We are driven to discover. We are home to 3,000+ researchers including 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards and 13 Inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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.
As market leader in corporate application software, SAP now integrates machine learning technologies to empower business growth. SAP Leonardo, our digital innovation system offers a portfolio of automated applications & services that allows companies to run better and innovate rapidly. By bringing ML, IoT, blockchain, Big Data together on SAP cloud platform we enable the intelligent enterprise.
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, Intel, Tencent, Tesla, Stanford, Cal, 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.
At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about having a global perspective and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. This involves playing a small part in the most fundamental of human activities: Creating tools that enable each of us along our journey to become something more. Our...
Jump Trading is a leading quantitative trading firm built upon cutting-edge research and machine learning, high-performance technology, and an entrepreneurial culture. We build predictive models from big data and develop algorithms to automatically execute trades in dozens of financial exchanges around the world.
The MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) is at the forefront of the machine learning revolution in healthcare. We are a fast-paced start-up embedded in two of the nation’s leading research hospitals. Partnered with Nvidia and GE, we work closely with clinicians to solve critical problems in patient care, leveraging our access to millions of medical records and an on-prem GPU cluster.
As part of The Walt Disney Company, Disney Research builds upon a rich legacy of innovation and technology leadership in the entertainment industry that continues to this day. Our research covers a broad range of exciting and challenging applications that are experienced daily by millions of people around the world.
Pi Campus is both a startup district and a venture fund that invests in talent. We provide startups with money, mentoring, and the best possible working environment for them to grow. We admire Silicon Valley’s culture and talent-centric working environment, but our point of reference is Adriano Olivetti, who first brought design and quality into technology.