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Reviewing the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference

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NIPS is one of the main machine learning conference if not the main one. The latest edition attracted 3,800 data scientists in Montreal for a week on December 6.

With talks by Vladimir Vapnik (the inventor of Support Vector Machines), Robert Tibshirani (inventor of the LASSO and co-author of the well-known book The Elements of Statistical Learning), hundreds of posters, over 35 workshops, three daylong tutorials, and dozen of talks and lightning talks, NIPS 2015 was an explosion of ideas and a glimpse into the future of machine learning. Summarizing such a diverse material is impossible.

Here is a shortlist of blog posts about the conference that point out the main events and ideas you need to know about.