Ilya Sutskever

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist of OpenAI & Co-Creator of AlexNet

  • Featured in MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35
  • Included in the Time 100 Most Influential People in AI 2023
  • Co-Founder of DNNResearch
  • Research Scientist for Google Brain
  • Inventor of Sequence to Sequence Learning

Ilya Sutskever has undertaken the lofty goal to ensure that artificial general intelligence is beneficial to everyone, inching towards achieving it with every passing day. With skyrocketing recognition in the past few years, owing to his role as Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of OpenAI, Ilya has reformed the trajectory of artificial intelligence and technology. Mentored by the Godfather of AI, Geoffrey Hinton, Ilya is now available to teach his audience all he has learned about AI, deep learning, and machine learning when hired as a speaker.

Featuring in MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, Ilya’s body of work speaks for itself. Having completed a Postdoc with Andrew Ng at Stanford University, Ilya ventured on his journey as a Co-Founder of DNNResearch along with his mentor Geoffrey Hinton, which was acquired by Google within four months of its launch. Ilya’s association with Geoffrey began when he was completing his Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Since then, they have co-created AlexNet – a system that revolutionized image recognition.

In 2013 Ilya joined as a Research Scientist for Google Brain where he invented Sequence to Sequence Learning that bolstered Google Translate’s success immensely. After nearly 3 years at Google, Ilya progressed to OpenAI, working with Sam Altman and Elon Musk, where he led the invention of GPT-1, the precursor of ChatGPT.  Through his role at OpenAI, Ilya has established his prowess in deep learning, the branch of machine that uses neural networks to learn from data.

A Fellow at The Royal Society, Ilya is one of the sharp minds behind several inventions such as DeepMind’s AlphaGo and Google Brain’s Tensor. A profound voice on artificial intelligence, deep learning, neural networks, and the future of AI, there couldn’t be a better speaker to hire for your next AI event than Ilya Sutskever. Hire him now!

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