AGI-2016: The Road Towards Artificial General Intelligence

AGI conference
Jordi Bieger presents his Ph.D project.

The 2016 AGI conference, which is part of The Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence 2016, successfully concluded last week in New York City.

This conference features several keynotes speeches by leading thinkers from different fields relating to human-level AI research, including work by IIIM’s director and staff.

Continuing the mission of past AGI conferences, AGI-16 gathers an international group of leading academics and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence.

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CoCoMaps – teaming up with the robots

StarwarsImagine getting lost in nature and being rescued by a 3CPO-like robot that could speak to you and make life-saving decisions. You could also very well encounter a new robotic colleague working at a warehouse and communicating through natural dialog. As futuristic as these situations may sound, the technology which would allow for such communication and collaboration is within our grasp. It will allow humans and robots to work together on specific tasks in human-centric environments such as factories and hospitals using conversational dialogue to obtain and convey information. The robots of the near future could even become stage performers, effortlessly mimicking human speech and behavior.

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IIIM and CADIA winners of Arion Hackathon!

Arion Hackathon
Magnús Pálsson takes a nap after constant programming for more than a day.

Hurray to our hack-a-thon team which came, saw and conquered at a Fin-Tech Party held by Arion bank last weekend the 3rd and 4th of June.

This event was the first Fin-Tech Party hosted by Arion and centered on developing financial products to solve real-world problems using data from the bank. The aim of Arion bank is to increase the variety and diversity of apps and web services available and expand their digital financial cervices for enhanced customer convenience.

The competition was a great success with 11 teams consisting of about 30 programmers and designers working to develop fully functional apps. The teams had 30 hours to come up with financial software solutions for the future, starting on Friday afternoon and finishing Saturday evening,

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Terminator president

On their path to world domination, intelligent machines will steal all our jobs, but could they (or should they) ever run for president? For voters disillusioned by the current state of politics, this could provide a viable alternative.

A recent campaign advocates for an artificial intelligence, known as Watson, as a candidate for the 2016 elections for the President of the United States of America.
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