What are some recent and potentially upcoming breakthroughs in deep learning?

There are many interesting recent development in deep learning, probably too many for me to describe them all here. But there are a few ideas that caught my attention enough for me to get personally involved in research projects.

The most important one, in my opinion, is adversarial training (also called GAN for Generative Adversarial Networks). This is an idea that was originally proposed by Ian Goodfellow when he was a student with Yoshua Bengio at the University of Montreal (he since moved to Google Brain and recently to OpenAI)

This, and the variations that are now being proposed is the …


Source: Yann LeCun – Session on Jul 28, 2016 – Quora