McGill AI Learnathon

January 26th, 2024  •  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An Undergraduate AI Conference

Join some of the most curious students and acclaimed AI researchers in Montreal for an afternoon conference at MILA (Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute). The McGill AI Society has organized a series of talks and events open to interested, curious, and ambitious students ranging from high school to the graduate level, completely free of charge! Come learn about AI and meet other like-minded students! Registration includes the following:

AI for everyone

Our day-long program will have talks focused on a variety of AI concepts, from introductory to specialized topics.

Expert Speakers

We have invited a slate of industry and research leaders  to host a range of technical talks and moderated panels.


Yoshua Bengio

Future AI Risks
Yoshua Bengio
Speaker Description:

Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at Université de Montreal, as well as the Founder and more

Event Description:

Advances in AI offer great promises but with great power comes great responsibility. AI can already provide power to heal or to harm, providing great more

Liam Paull

Learning World Representations for Robotics
Liam Paull
Speaker Description:

Liam Paull is an assistant professor at l'Université de Montréal and the head of the Montreal Robotics and Embodied AI Lab (REAL). His lab focuses on more

Event Description:

One of the central questions for mobile robots is that of constructing a model of the world in which the robot is operating. In this talk, we will more

David Rolnick

Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning
David Rolnick
Speaker Description:

David Rolnick is an Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and Mila, and Co-founder and more

Event Description:

Machine learning (ML) can be a useful tool in helping society reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. In this talk, we will more

Steven Li

Building the Contact Center of the Future
Steven Li
Speaker Description:

Steven Li is a principal AI engineering developer at the National Bank of Canada. At NBC, he focuses on the application of artificial intelligence in more

Event Description:

Recent improvements in speech to text, generative AI and natural language processing/understanding have been critical to helping shape the future of more

...and more!


Note that there will be 10 minute breaks in between each talk.

  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM: Laurence Perreault Levasseur
  • 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM: Liam Paull
  • 3:40 PM - 4:20 PM: David Rolnick
  • 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM: Steven Li
  • 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM: Yoshua Bengio

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