In recognition of outstanding contributions to innovative technology and the pioneering of new technical fields, spintronics technologies and deep-learning technologies, the 2016 C&C Prize will be awarded to two groups for their lasting contributions.
Professor Geoff Hinton will be recognized with a certificate of merit, plaque and cash award of ten million yen (nearly $100,000 USD).
Hinton’s citation reads: "For outstanding contributions to neural network research and the pioneering development of innovative deep-learning technology".
Recently, Professor Hinton and fellow machine learning pioneers, Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Rich Sutton (University of Alberta), received the Creative Destruction Lab’s Idea Award.
Professor Hideo Ohno, Research Institute of Electric Communications, Tohoku University, is representing the another recipient group for the C&C Prize.
The NEC C&C Foundation is a non-profit organization established in March 1985 to foster further growth in the electronics industry by encouraging and supporting research and development activities and pioneering work related to the integration of computers and communications technologies, that is, C&C, and ultimately to contribute to the world economy and the enrichment of human life. The Foundation is funded by NEC Corporation.
The NEC C&C Foundation ceremony and acceptance speeches will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo.
With files from NEC and U of T News.
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