Ian Goodfellow

Ian J. Goodfellow, also known as the Ganfather, works as a research scientist in the field of machine learning at Google Brain. He has contributed several times in the field of deep learning.

Goodfellow’s got his B.S. And M.S. And M.S. In computer science, under the leadership of Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville, Stanford University and his doctorate in machine learning from the Université de Montréal. Goodfellow joined Google as a member of the Google Brain research team after graduation. He then left Google for the newly established OpenAI Institute. In March 2017, he returned to Google Research.

Goodfellow is known for inventing generative opponent networks, a Facebook approach often used for machine learning. He is also the lead author of the Deep Learning textbook. At Google, it created a system enabling Google Maps to transcribe the addresses of photographs taken by street view cars automatically and showed that machine learning systems are vulnerable to safety.

In 2019, he was listed as a 100 global thinker in Foreign Policy.

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