Marc Bellemare

Co-Founder & CSO, Reliant AI

Role: Scientist

Sites: CDL-Montreal, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Artificial Intelligence

Marc G. Bellemare is co-founder and chief scientific officer at Reliant AI, a Montreal- and Berlin-based startup that uses generative AI to transform how we work with data at scale. He is also an adjunct professor at McGill University and Université de Montréal, a CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains Fellow, and holds a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Mila. He was previously a research scientist at DeepMind in London, UK where he made foundational contributions to deep reinforcement learning (deep RL) and distributional reinforcement learning. He has published two books on the topic. While at the helm of the reinforcement learning team at Google Brain in Montréal (2017-2023) he led the deployment of deep RL algorithms to Loon stratospheric balloons, one of the field’s first major commercial applications.