June 21, 2021

Startup and deep learning: David Préville’s experience

David Préville is a member of the 2020-21 cohort of Next AI and co-founded niosense. This Quebec-based startup’s mission is to democratize access to open and connected mobility infrastructures.

In March/April 2021, David participated in the Deep Learning School organized by IVADO and Mila (sixth edition), in order to learn more about this technology and to be able to support and grow his team of developers at niosense.

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About Next AI Montreal

Next AI is an accelerator and founder development program for artificial intelligence based ventures, delivered in Montreal and Toronto.  It identifies early stage teams with ambitious solutions and leverage Canada’s leadership position in AI to provide them with the capital, mentorship, education and network to disrupt industries. In Montreal, the program is offered in partnership with HEC Montreal, under the leadership of the École des Dirigeants.

About Mila

Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio of the Université de Montréal, Mila is a research institute in artificial intelligence which rallies about 700 researchers specializing in the field of deep learning. Based in Montreal, Mila’s mission is to be a global pole for scientific advances that inspires innovation and the development of AI for the benefit of all. Mila is a non-profit organization recognized globally for its significant contributions to the field of deep learning, particularly in the areas of language modelling, machine translation, object recognition and generative models.


IVADO emerged from an initiative led by Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal in 2016. With the support of its ecosystem, which links the academic, industrial and institutional sectors, IVADO develops leading-edge expertise in a range of digital intelligence fields, including data science, artificial intelligence and operations research, and helps transform new scientific breakthroughs into practical applications, economic opportunities and benefits for society.