In the spirit of Christmas, we're going to count down to the new year with the 12 Days of AI, bringing you a new, festive AI post every day! What better way to kick off 2018 than to look back at the RE•WORK highlights of 2017 and celebrate some of our successes of the past 12 months. This year saw RE•WORK hosting more events and bringing our globally renowned Summits to new locations. Our first ever Canadian Summit this year took place in Montreal, the'Silicon Valley of AI', and was one of our biggest events to date with over 600 attendees over the two days. We were fortunate enough to be joined by the'Godfathers of AI', Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun and Geoffrey Hinton who appeared on a panel together for the first time ever.
Today is International Women's Day, and we're celebrating by highlighting some of the leading ladies in AI, machine learning and deep learning who have spoken at RE•WORK Summits and dinners over the past 12 months. Whilst the technology industry is seeing more and more women in top roles, the gender imbalance is still clear. At RE•WORK, we're passionate about encouraging women and girls into STEM and are proud to host our series of dinners and our Podcast celebrating women in AI. Earlier this year we hosted the AI Assistants Summit in San Francisco, where 50% of our speakers were women. This was a fantastic showcase of diversity, and we are striving to have more and more female experts presenting at our Summits.
As a female founder, I've always been keen to showcase diversity in the vastly male-dominated technology world. Since starting the RE•WORK journey five years ago, we've hosted more than 10 events focusing on women working in AI. As today is Ada Lovelace Day is today, I thought it was only appropriate to take a look at some of the leading female minds in AI from across the globe. Known as the first computer programmer in history Ada Lovelace and her visionary approach to computer science built the foundation for the development of computers as we know it today leading us to an era of social and technological change. Although her work didn't get noticed until a century after she died her contributions to computer science will always be remembered.
You've eaten all the turkey, the trimmings, and the mince pies, and you're starting to turn your mind to new years resolutions. Rather than the usual resolutions of hitting the gym more, giving up chocolate, or watching less TV how about a resolution to stay ahead of the AI trends of 2018? Throughout 2018 not only are we bringing the RE•WORK AI Summits to new locations such as Hong Kong, Toronto and New York, but we have brand new topics: Deep Learning for Robotics Summit, and AI in Industrial Automation. We will also be hosting stand alone dinners and workshops throughout the year. For one week only we are offering 25% off all RE•WORK events in 2018 using the code NEWYEAR (excluding dinners).
RE•WORK will host it's annual East Coast events on Deep Learning and the Internet of Things in Boston on 12 & 13 May. Over 300 machine learning and IoT enthusiasts and experts will come together to hear keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats and to explore the startup showcase area. The Deep Learning Summit brings together leaders from industry, academia and startups to explore advances in deep learning methods and techniques, as well as their business applications in areas including finance, manufacturing, healthcare & transportation. Professor Bengio is also Head of the Machine Learning Laboratory, Co-director of the CIFAR Neural Computation & Adaptive Perception program, and editor of many prestigious machine learning publications. Daniel's work has been reported on in The Times, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, New Scientist and Forbes magazine.