We are pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award are AI researchers Yoshua Bengio, Professor at the University of Montreal and Scientific Director at Mila; Geoffrey Hinton, Professor at the University of Toronto and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Vector Institute; and Yann LeCun, Professor at New York University and Chief AI Scientist at Facebook.
Their citation reads as follows:
For conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing.
Bengio, Hinton, and LeCun will be presented with the Turing Award at the June 15, 2019 ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco.
Please see https://awards.acm.org/about/2018-turing for more information.