NeurIPS 2019 Sponsors
Lambda is an AI infrastructure company, providing computation to accelerate human progress. Our workstations, servers, and cloud services power engineers and researchers at the forefront of human knowledge. Our customers include Apple, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon Research, Tencent, Kaiser Permanente, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, and the Department of Defense. With Lambda, you simply plug the system into the wall and get started making business and scientific breakthroughs.
Level 5 is Lyft's self-driving division. We’re working toward building the leading self-driving system for ridesharing, because we believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible for everyone. With fewer cars on the road and less pollution in the air, we can reshape cities around people, not cars.
Microsoft Research is where leading scientists and engineers have the freedom and support to propel discovery and innovation. Here, they pursue and publish curiosity-driven research in a range of scientific and technical disciplines that can be translated into products. With access to vast computing power, global multi-disciplinary teams tackle complex problems that drive breakthrough technologies and improve lives.
Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s financial markets. For over a quarter of a century, we have sought to deliver industry-leading investment returns to clients including corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, public institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. For more information, visit Citadel.com. Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker, delivering a broad array of fixed income and equity products to banks, broker-dealers, government agencies, corporations, insurers, and sovereign wealth funds. Through innovation and efficiency, the firm provides liquidity with the goal of driving price discovery in more than 35 countries and making markets more competitive, open, and transparent. For more information, visit CitadelSecurities.com.
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. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors, whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or autonomous car manufacturer.
Google's mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, and we advance that mission every day in incredible new ways. Research across Google provides new ways of looking at old problems and helps transform how we all work and live, and we think the biggest impact comes when everyone in the world can access it. To that end, we use state-of-the-art computer science techniques to solve problems for our users, our customers and the world, making 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.
Salesforce Research advances state-of-the-art AI techniques, developing models and prototypes that pave the path for innovative products at Salesforce. We tackle real-world problems in areas such as image recognition and natural language processing from Salesforce's enterprise customers by harnessing the latest deep learning techniques.
We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as with services, including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. And the same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it.
We fundamentally believe that scientific innovation is essential to being the most customer-centric company in the world. It's this ability to have an impact at scale that allows us to attract some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence and related fields. Our scientists continue to publish, teach, and engage with the academic community, but one of the unique aspects of research at Amazon is our working backwards method applied to science. Each research project starts with a customer pain point and a description of how a scientific solution will improve the customer experience.
IBM Research has been exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and techniques for decades. We believe AI will transform the world in dramatic ways in the coming years – and we’re advancing the field through our portfolio of research focused on three areas: Advancing AI, Scaling AI, and Trusting AI.
Sony is a major electronics, entertainment and finance conglomerate. Sony continues to innovate in all industries: Mobile Communications, Games & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Semiconductor, Components, Movies, Music, Finance and Other Businesses. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are one of the key drivers in Sony’s business success and the company has been at the forefront of developing Machine Learning technologies for finance, manufacturing, music and entertainment among many others.
Artificial intelligence could be one of humanity's most useful inventions. DeepMind aims to build advanced AI to expand our knowledge and find new answers. By solving this one thing, we believe we could help people solve thousands of problems. We’re a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. We use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery, and collaborate with others on critical challenges, ensuring safety and ethics are the highest priority. We have a track record of breakthroughs in fundamental AI research, published in journals like Nature, Science, and more. Our programs have learned to diagnose eye diseases as effectively as the world’s top doctors, to save 30% of the energy used to keep data centres cool, and to predict the complex 3D shapes of proteins - which could one day transform how drugs are invented.
Waymo is building the world's most experienced driver. We are a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. From our beginnings as the Google self-driving car project, we’ve been working to make our roads safer and increase mobility for the millions of people who cannot drive.
Habana Labs is an AI Processor company founded in 2016 to develop from the ground-up processor platforms that are optimized for training deep neural networks and for inference deployment in production environments. We are unlocking the true potential of AI with platforms offering orders of magnitude improvements in processing performance, scalability, cost, and power consumption. Habana is located in Tel-Aviv, San Jose, Beijing and Gdansk, employing over 150 people worldwide.
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.
QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company, helps companies use data to drive decisions. We combine business experience, expertise in large-scale data analysis and visualisation, and advanced software engineering know-how to deliver results. From aerospace to finance to Formula One, we help companies prototype, develop, and deploy bespoke data science and data visualisation solutions to make better decisions.In today’s competitive environment, organisations that respond faster to change, with better insight and greater precision, hold a sustainable advantage. At the same time, information has gone from scarce to superabundant, affording an unprecedented opportunity for them to do so. Effective decision-making is therefore increasingly underpinned by data processing and technology capabilities.
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 content for more than 200 million users around the globe. NAVER LABS Europe is the European research division of NAVER and is the largest industrial research organization in AI in France.
Good things happen when people can move, whether across town or towards their dreams. Opportunities appear, open up, become reality. What started as a way to tap a button to get a ride has led to billions of moments of human connection as people go all kinds of places in all kinds of ways with the help of our technology.
Borealis AI, a RBC Institute for Research, is a curiosity-driven research centre dedicated to achieving state-of-the-art in machine learning. Established in 2016, and with labs in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Waterloo, and Vancouver, we support open academic collaborations and partner with world-class research centres in artificial intelligence. With a focus on ethical AI that will help communities thrive, our machine learning scientists perform integrated research in areas such as reinforcement learning, natural language processing, deep learning, and unsupervised learning to solve ground-breaking problems in diverse fields.
PDT Partners has had significant success over the past 26 years as a quantitative investment manager by using a scientifically rigorous approach to develop and deploy trading strategies. We’re looking for people who love digging into challenging, data-driven problems. We have a supportive, collaborative culture, and are committed to being a fantastic place to work!
XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity. XPRIZE mission is to bring about "radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity" through incentivized competition. It fosters high-profile competitions to motivate individuals, companies and organizations across all disciplines to develop innovative ideas and technologies that help solve the grand challenges that restrict humanity's progress
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is what’s happening and what people are talking about, all around the world. From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, from big events to everyday interests. If it's happening anywhere, it's happening first on Twitter. Twitter is where the full story unfolds with all the live commentary and where live events come to life unlike anywhere else.
SigOpt empowers experts to build world-class models. By designing solutions that automate the most challenging tasks in the modeling workflow, SigOpt accelerates the impact of experimentation on machine learning, deep learning, simulation and other AI models. These API-enabled experiment management and cutting-edge hyperparameter tuning solutions are critical for any team building a modeling platform or scaling their models in production. Modeling leaders like Two Sigma from finance, technology, consulting, government, media and industrial sectors, among others, rely on SigOpt to maximize the return on their AI investment. SigOpt was founded by the creator of the Metric Optimization Engine and is advised by the creator of BayesOpt. We are supported by leading investors from Andreessen Horowitz, DCVC, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Blumberg Capital, and In-Q-Tel, and has earned awards from CBS, O'Reilly, Barclays, CB Insights, and Gartner. Our community includes users from MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon and Harvard, and our partners include Amazon, Google, Intel and Nvidia.
Cerebras Systems is a team of pioneering computer architects, computer scientists, deep learning researchers, and engineers of all types. We have come together to build a new class of computer to accelerate artificial intelligence work. In August 2019, we announced the largest chip ever built – the Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine (WSE). The WSE is 56X larger than the largest GPU and has 78X more compute cores and 3,000 times more on chip memory. In artificial intelligence work, large chips process information more quickly producing answers in less time. As a result, neural networks that in the past took weeks to train, can train in minutes on the Cerebras WSE. Visit us in booth 422.
Since its founding in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa has contributed to the development of a wide range of industries including oil, gas, chemicals, power, and iron & steel, and has established a global reputation as a leader in the control field. Yokogawa delivers comprehensive solutions that make use of machine learning and AI, and creates sustainable value through co-innovation with its customers.
Bosch: Established in 1886 as a workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering, Bosch has developed into a multinational company with roughly 410,000 associates worldwide and revenues of 78.5 billion Euros. Bosch supplies technologies and services throughout the world for Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy Building & Technology. After 130 years the group still acts with the vision and values of its founder, Robert Bosch. With an eye on the future, Bosch aims to build reliable, robust machines that will be able to learn continuously and act intelligently. BCAI: 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
At J.P. Morgan, we are using data science and artificial intelligence to transform financial services. Our data analytics capabilities enable us to serve our clients with greater depth and sophistication, building our reputation as leading technology bank. We look for exceptional talent: those who have the skills and imagination to transform the way we live and work, and change our industry.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 151 million paid 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.
ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE. We enable businesses to transform the way they market, sell and operate and improve their efficiencies. We provide the technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses to leverage the power of new technology to engage with their users and customers and operate in a more efficient way.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation options for 550 million users, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Car Rental and Sharing and food delivery. Tens of millions of drivers who find flexible work opportunities on the DiDi platform provide 10 billion passenger trips a year. DiDi is committed to collaborating with policymakers, the taxi industry and communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges with smart transportation innovations. The company is working with a growing alliance of car industry players to build out a next-generation auto-solutions and operations platform.
At Two Sigma, our mission is to find value in the world's data. We hire scientists, engineers, and academics who tackle the world’s most challenging financial problems. Our clients in investment management, insurance, securities, private equity and venture capital benefit from our research-led data science approach and advanced technology. Two Sigma has over 1,600 employees with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Come seek with us.
Jump Trading is a leader in automated trading powered by applied machine learning, high performance computing, and custom hardware. Founded in 1999, Jump Trading remains a privately owned and funded company with an entrepreneurial culture and 700 employees across offices in Chicago, New York, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Shanghai.
As part of The Walt Disney Company, Disney Research builds upon a rich legacy of innovation and technology leadership in the entertainment industry that continues to this day. Our research covers a broad range of exciting and challenging applications that are experienced daily by millions of people around the world.
Weights & Biases is an experiment tracking platform for deep learning. With a few lines of code, explore how hyperparameters affect model performance in real time, record and visualize every detail of your research, compare across 1000s of runs, reproduce and share results and collaborate more easily.
The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development. Application areas include data analytics, mechatronics, communication systems, image processing, computational finance, and computational biology. mathworks.com
XTX Markets is a leading quantitative-driven electronic market-maker partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. Machine learning is at the heart of what we do and we are leading the world of financial technology for fair and efficient markets.
Squarepoint is a systematic investment manager with deep functional expertise in Quantitative Research, Trading & Technology. We design and build our own cutting-edge systems, from high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis and compute farms. With main offices in New York, London, Singapore & Montreal we emphasize true global collaboration by aligning our teams functionally.
VinAI Research is the first AI research lab located in Hanoi, Vietnam, focusing on top-tier research and publications. Funded by VinGroup, the largest enterprise in Vietnam by capitalization, our mission is to conduct high-impact research that pushes the knowledge frontier in AI and to accelerate applications of AI in Vietnam, the Asia Pacific region, and beyond.
G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. By using the latest scientific techniques, we produce world-beating predictive research and build advanced technology to analyse the world’s data. Our mission is to develop models to forecast financial time series. This is a challenging and highly competitive space so rather than deploy standard methods off the shelf you will likely need to extend classical methods or develop entirely new techniques. Our problems are well-defined and success is highly measurable and has direct impact on the business. We employ cutting edge machine learning methods drawn from diverse areas such as neural networks and deep learning; non-convex optimisation; Bayesian non-parametrics and approximate inference. We have the freedom to...
As the world’s leading AI computing provider, Inspur is fully engaged in the development of AI infrastructures on four layers, including computing platform, management and performance suite, optimized deep-learning frameworks, and application acceleration to deliver end-to-end, agile, cost-efficient and optimized AI solutions for its industry customers. According to IDC’s First Half 2018 China AI Infrastructure Market Survey Report, with 51% market share, Inspur ranks first in the AI server market. IDC and Gartner’s worldwide server market tracker for 2018 ranked Inspur No. 3 in the worldwide x86 server market. Committed to offering state-of-the-art computing for global customers through innovative design, Inspur has become a business partner of many leading companies in the world.
BenevolentAI, founded in 2013, creates and applies AI technologies to transform the way medicines are discovered and developed. The company has developed the Benevolent Platform™ - a discovery platform used by BenevolentAI scientists to find new ways to treat disease and personalise drugs to patients.
Our mission is to help leaders and organisations make better business decisions using trusted, explainable AI. Not in theory, not in the future – but right now - and in the real world. Our dynamic, decision-making AI has become a powerful tool for business, combining branches of mathematics and engineering in ways that have never previously been envisaged. This integrated approach - matched with our industry-leading research credentials - gives us a unique competitive advantage, helping us solve problems across industry sectors.
Petuum provides innovative industry solutions with the most advanced artificial intelligence methodologies that have been out of reach for most businesses. Our products solve complex real-world challenges that traditional techniques have failed to solve in a simple, cost-effective manner. These are operationalized by world-class AI experts and deep subject matter specialists, on the Petuum AI Symphony platform, which delivers distributed computing and parallelized data processing as well as machine learning and deep learning workflows, at scale in every environment.
Scale AI's mission is to accelerate the development of AI by democratizing access to intelligent data. Our suite of managed labeling services such as Sensor Fusion (For LiDAR and RADAR Annotation), 2D Box Annotation, 3D Cuboid Annotation, Semantic Segmentation, and Categorization combine manual labeling with best in class tools and machine driven checks to yield highly accurate training data.
At Edgestream, we are devoted to fully-systematic, widely-diversified, absolute-return institutional investment management. Operating since 2003, our investment process has attracted some of the world’s most discriminating institutional investors, establishing us as a highly regarded quantitative firm within the alternative investment industry.
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NextAI is Canada’s premiere startup accelerator in Toronto and Montreal. NextAI is for entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists looking to launch AI-enabled ventures. We provide up to $200K in seed funding and founder development in the form of in-depth business and technical education taught by award-winning faculty. Plus workspace, mentorship and visa support for international applicants.
As Canada’s engaged university, SFU engages with communities, organizations and partners to create, share and embrace knowledge that improves life and generates real change. With leading experts and highly sought after talent, we connect research and innovation to entrepreneurship and industry to deliver sustainable, relevant solutions to today’s problems. Partner with us to use data for good.