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The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed

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Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto

Geoffrey Everest Hinton, a computer scientist and leading expert in artificial intelligence, has helped make the University of Toronto a center of innovation.

Credit:Aaron Vincent Elkaim for The New York Times

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—from physiology and psychology to physics and chemistry—offered real answers.

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