Ian J. Goodfellow

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Google Université de Montréal

Ian J. Goodfellow is a researcher working as a research scientist at Google Brain in machine learning. He contributed several times to the field of profound learning.

Goodfellow’s got his B.S. And M.S. And M.S. Stanford University’s informatics and machine-learning doctorates under the supervision of Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville, Université de Montréal. Goodfellow joined Google as part of the Google Brain Research Team after graduation. Then he left Google to join the newly established OpenAI Institute. In March 2017, he returned to Google Research.

Goodfellow is best known for inventing generative opponent networks, an approach frequently used in Facebook machine learning. He is also the lead author of the Deep Learning textbook. At Google, it developed a system that allows Google Maps to automatically transcribe photos taken by Street View cars from adresses and demonstrate safety vulnerabilities in the machine learning system.

In 2019, it was included in the 100 global thinkers list of Foreign Policy.

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