Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines

Iceland's first independent research institute for artificial intelligence, robotics and simulation. Fusing leading forces of academia & industry, we foster exchange of ideas, inventions and brainpower.

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Killer Robots Coming Soon: What Can We Do?
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Dr. Noel Sharkey’s speech from the AI Festival 2015. He describes the various autonomous weapons used by militaries around the world and how the use of AI technology is already posing ethical questions in military affairs. All the lectures from the AI Festival 2015 can be found on our Youtube channel.

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Threadneedle is a simulation framework developed to explore the behavior of the banking system. We are aiming to reproduce the behavior of banking systems using the Basel 2 and 3 Regulatory frameworks, as well as local Icelandic regulations, as exactly as possible. The framework uses full double-entry bookkeeping for all transactions performed within the banking […]

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Advanced Machine Learning for Multiple Tasks

IIIM is working to advance the development of state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to solve hard problems in artificial intelligence research, particularly with respect to scaling reinforcement learning to larger and more complex problems of the kind that will be faced by next-generation learning systems. Humans learn many things at once. Children learn to walk and […]

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if your shadow had a life of its own? The LivingShadows program scans a person and transforms it into an interactive figure. Rather than being a mere projection, it is its own entity. The shadows act independently so that people can interact with their own shadows, and their shadows can interact with other shadows.

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