ICML 2018 Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of ICML, whose exceptional generosity has ensured the continued success of the conference, particularly in making it possible for students to attend and present their research. Thank you for your kind support.
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Intuit’s mission is to power prosperity around the world. Its global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, are designed to empower consumers, self-employed, and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Intuit’s data scientists are critical to delivering on that mission. They are tasked with solving complex economic problems for over 46 million customers by unlocking an unrivaled set of our customers’ financial data to invent and build algorithms that provide valuable connections and advanced insights for our customers and partners. Intuit has been harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to revolutionize customers’ experiences for more than a decade. The company has over 170 AI and ML patent applications, and 40+ products/features currently in our products. But they are just getting started. With a massive market opportunity - and 35 years of continuous reinvention - Intuit is well-positioned for continued growth that changes the lives of customers around the world.
Early detection of tumors. Predicting equipment failures before they happen. Having a natural conversation with your home or car. Making retail more personal than ever. This is Artificial Intelligence powered by Intel, and companies around the globe are using it to make money, save money, and advance the future of their industry. At Intel, we’re using decades of expertise in silicon, software, communications, memory and storage to create the new technologies that AI demands. Technologies that break barriers between data center and edge, server and network, training and inference, model and reality – maximizing the economics of AI to take data from theory to real-world success.
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.
Giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. We work on cutting edge research with a practical focus, pushing product boundaries every day, as we seek to create new technologies to give people better ways to communicate.
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.
Tencent AI Lab is a leading AI research and application lab of Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet and technology companies. AI Lab was founded in 2016 and backed by 70 world-class research scientists and 300 experienced engineers in China and US. With a vision of "Make AI Everywhere", the Lab aims at continuous improvement of AI's capabilities in understanding, decision-making and creativity. Its research focuses on four areas: machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing. To serve the needs of Tencent's core business, it's looking at four areas of AI application: content, game, social and platform AI.
Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance. For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
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.
Come to the Montréal booth and discover AI’s best kept secret. Montréal houses the largest academic concentration of AI professionals in the world with over 250 researchers and doctoral students in AI related fields. If that wasn’t enough, Montréal offers an affordable cost of living, a vibrant cultural scene, incomparable dining experiences and safe, welcoming neighbourhoods… Montréal is THE place to be.
DeepMind is a neuroscience-inspired AI company which develops general-purpose learning algorithms and uses them to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its founding in London in 2010, DeepMind has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers, five of them in the scientific journal Nature, which is an unprecedented track record for a computer science lab. It was acquired by Google in their largest ever European acquisition in 2014. Test DeepMind’s groundbreaking work includes the development of deep reinforcement learning, combining the domains of deep learning and reinforcement learning. This technique underpinned AlphaGo, a computer program that defeated Go world champion Lee Sedol in 2016—a breakthrough experts proclaimed to have arrived a decade ahead of its time.
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 mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and we aim to enable our customers to thrive in this world.
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/ICML.
Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world. Ant Financial, officially founded in October 2014, originated from Alipay founded in 2004. Ant Financial Services Group is dedicated to using technology to provide inclusive financial services to individuals as well as small and micro enterprises. We believe financial services should be simple, low-cost and accessible to the many, not the few.Ant Financial is building an open ecosystem, enabling traditional financial institutions to provide services in a more efficient way.
Criteo Research is pioneering innovations in computational advertising. As the center of scientific excellence in the company, Criteo Research delivers both fundamental and applied scientific leadership through published research, product innovations and new technologies powering the company’s products. We are looking for outstanding machine learning research scientists whose skills span the entire spectrum of scientific research and are interested in revolutionizing the world of online and computational advertising.
Insilico Medicine is committed to extending human performance and longevity using the latest advances in AI. It employs over 40 deep learning scientists and bioinformatics experts in 6 countries and is responsible for the many “firsts” in drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research. CB Insights's global top 100 AI companies 2018 and Nvidia top 5 AI companies for social impact 2017.
At Two Sigma we imagine breakthroughs in investment management, insurance and related fields by pushing the boundaries of what open source and proprietary technology can do. In the process, we work to help real people. Through our investors, we support the retirements of millions around the world and help fund breakthrough research, education and a wide range of charities and foundations. Our engineers and modelers harness data at tremendous scale, using machine learning, distributed computing and other technologies to build powerful predictive models. Come build with us!
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine. We provide user-centric products and services based on the latest innovations in information retrieval, machine learning and machine intelligence to a worldwide customer audience on all digital platforms and devices.
The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, founded in early 2017, deploys cutting-edge AI technologies to generate real-world impact across Bosch products and services. The center’s goal is to achieve a leading position for Bosch in AI by attracting top talent, conducting differentiating research, and applying AI for the transformation of Bosch towards an AI-driven IoT company.
At J.P. Morgan, technology is at the core of everything we do to and is the foundation of our exceptional client and employee experience. In our global technology centers, our team of 50,000 professionals collaborate to design, build, & deploy cutting edge solutions. Did you know, we hired ~300 people for Machine Learning, AI, and Data Science roles last year? We're looking for talent from a variety of backgrounds (computer science, physics, math, & engineering) across all levels that want to solve big data science problems and make a real impact on the world.
QuantumBlack is an advanced analytics firm, acquired by McKinsey & Company in 2015. Teams work in multi-disciplinary environments harnessing data to provide real-world impact bringing together the brightest data scientists, engineers and designers to take on the biggest problems. Our projects range from helping pharmaceutical companies bring lifesaving drugs to market quicker to optimising a Formula 1 car’s performance. At QuantumBlack you’ll enjoy the benefits of being part of one of the leading management consultancies globally and the autonomy to thrive in a fast growth tech culture.
American International Group, Inc. is a leading international insurance organization with the vision to become its clients' most valued insurer. AIG believes in harnessing the power of machine learning and deep learning techniques to generate new insights from data and to enhance human judgment in real business contexts. If you have a passion for evidence-based decision making, connect with AIG!
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Expedia is one of the world’s leading full-service online travel brands helping travelers easily plan and book travel from the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, rail, cruises, activities, attractions, and services. Our scientists combine their passion for travel and expertise in ML and AI to solve some of the most complex computational problems in the travel domain.
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? More than eight years and five billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
Peltarion makes AI technology usable and affordable for all companies and organizations. Led by top engineers from Spotify, Skype, King, TrueCaller and Google, Peltarion provides a collaborative, graphical cloud platform for developing, managing and deploying deep learning systems at scale. Founded in 2004, over 300 companies and organizations have used Peltarion’s AI technology.
NAVER LABS is an ambient intelligence technology company of NAVER Corporation, Korea’s leading internet company. Researchers, engineers & designers work on autonomous vehicles, 3D mapping & localization, mobility assistance, context-aware search, AR, dialog and robotics. Areas of expertise are AI, machine learning, optimization, computer vision and natural language processing. Innovation products include the AI-based translation app ‘Papago’, virtual AI assistant ‘CLOVA’, biologically-inspired robotic arm AMBIDEX & 3D indoor mapping robot ‘AROUND’. LABS is located in Seoul & Grenoble...
Spotify is the world’s leading music streaming service with over 170M users across 65 countries streaming over 1B songs per day. Machine learning touches every aspect of the business, from helping users discover great music via recommendations, generating playlists, understanding voice commands, serving ads, through to searching and understanding content. Our team of research scientists in London, Boston, New York, and Stockholm publish their research on these topics and more at top tier conferences worldwide.
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.
Wadhwani AI (Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence) is an independent nonprofit research institute with the mission of AI for social good. Our main goal is to develop AI-based solutions across areas of societal significance. These include, but are not limited to, agriculture, health, education, financial inclusion, language, and infrastructure. We aim to be a hub for collaborations between AI scientists from top global institutions, social-impact organizations, and governments.
Abakus is a tech-driven company. As a top 50 global tech company, Abakus uses machine learning and AI technology to help the young people enjoy an intelligent life. Abakus grows very fast, there are more than 160 million customers who had once used Abakus. Now Abakus is becoming a global group who serves billions of young people, and to make the world much more efficient.
SK Telecom is Korea’s largest telecom company serving more than 29 million mobile subscribers. SK Telecom has actively developed platforms in various areas such as lifestyle enhancement, media and IoT as part of its effort to create and deliver the optimal value to the customers in diverse business environments. Especially, SK Telecom’s AI Research Center and it’s research group, T-Brain (of DiscoGAN, ICML 2017) are focused on advancing fundamental AI research while also producing practical applications on SK Telecom’s own data and service platforms.
SEED is a pioneering group within Electronic Arts, combining creativity with applied research. Our mission is to explore, build and help define the future of interactive entertainment; to enable anyone to create their own games and interactive experiences. We work within areas such as game AI, virtual characters, procedural content generation, NLP, animation, rendering, and simulated worlds.
SigOpt is an optimization platform that seamlessly tunes AI and ML model parameters through a state-of-the-art ensemble of Bayesian and global optimization algorithms behind a simple API. SigOpt can tune any predictive or machine learning model right in place, and the federated API design ensures no proprietary data leaves your premises.
Wayfair is a technology leader reinventing the way people shop for their homes. We are the online destination for all things home and our team of over 1300 engineers and data scientists builds and deploys custom software that powers our five-billion-dollar business. We are expanding rapidly and welcome applications for engineering and data science positions at our global headquarters in Boston.
As Korea’s No. 1 internet company, NAVER Corporation accounts for over 76 percent of the country's search market, and operates a diverse range of services and products related to news, blogging, music, translations, webtoons, video and more. Based in Japan, LINE Corporation launched the LINE messaging app in June 2011 and since then has grown into a diversified platform, offering a variety of services and contents for more than 200 million users around the globe.
Qualcomm invents breakthrough technology that transforms the way the world connects and communicates. Going beyond mobile chipsets, we’re inventing AI technology that can be used across a range of products and industries - from Mobile and Automotive, to smart homes and cities - ultimately changing the way people live for the better.
Sberbank is a powerful innovative bank which is rapidly becoming one of the major digital financial institutions. Sberbank is an international bank in the top 20 in terms of capitalization with offices in Switzerland, Austria, England, Turkey and a number of European countries. We are actively using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to empower our products and services.
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.
Man AHL is a quantitative investment manager. A pioneer of systematic trading since 1987, we mix machine learning, computer science and engineering with terabytes of data to invest billions of dollars every day. Our collaboration with academia – the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance – celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017. We are a flat-structured company that seeks the best
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.
The Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) is a national-scale organization of the UAE aiming for breakthroughs in fundamental and applied AI research. IIAI gives freedom of academic research, and huge amounts of regional data would help to fulfill and fast-track your research into real-world scenarios.