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The man who helped turn Toronto into a high-tech hotbed

Mr Hinton has become one of the world's foremost authorities on artificial intelligence, designing software that imitates how the brain is believed to work.


AS an undergraduate at Cambridge University, Geoffrey Everest Hinton thought a lot about the brain. He wanted to better understand how it worked but was frustrated that no field of study offered real answers.

So he set about building his own computer models to mimic the...

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