At the time of his presentation, Ian was a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google and gave an insight into some of the latest breakthroughs in GANs. Dubbed the 'Godfather of GANs', who better to get an overview from than Ian? Post discussion, Ian had one of the longest question queues that we have seen at one of our summits, skip the queue and watch his presentation from the comfort of your PC here
Ian Goodfellow is a research scientist at Google Brain. He is the lead author of the MIT Press textbook Deep Learning. In addition to generative models, he also studies security and privacy for machine learning. He has contributed to open source libraries including TensorFlow, Theano, and Pylearn2. He obtained a PhD from University of Montreal in Yoshua Bengio's lab, and an MSc from Stanford University, where he studied deep learning and computer vision with Andrew Ng. He is generally interested in all things deep learning.