Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio Named Turing Award Winners

Three pioneers in AI, University of Toronto faculty member and Google Brain researcher Geoffrey Hinton, Facebook chief AI scientist and NYU professor Yann LeCun, and Element AI founder and University of Montreal professor Yoshua Bengio has been honored with the Turing Award.

It is an annual prize the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has been awarding since 1966 to individuals who’ve made contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. Hinton has been referred to by many as the ‘Godfather of AI.’

Source: The Verge

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