Spennandi sumarstarf hjá Vitvélastofnun!

IIIM logo smallVitvélastofnun auglýsir eftir aðstoðarmanni við rannsóknir og þróun á gervigreind í sumar.

Starfsmaður mun vinna við rannsóknir, hugbúnaðarþróun og sköpun frumgerða. Verkefnin fela meðal annars í sér viðmótsforritun, gagnasöfnun og gagnameðhöndlun og viðkomandi mun öðlast reynslu af að vinna með viðskiptavinum okkar úr hátæknigeiranum.

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A New Kind of Artificial Intelligence in Sheffield

The University of Sheffield.

IIIM director Dr. Kristinn R. Thorosson gives Plenary Speech at the annual AISB Convention at the university of Sheffield, England.

The conference, which was held April 4-6, covers the range of AI and Cognitive Science and is organized by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.

Dr. Thorisson’s lecture, tilted A New Kind of Artificial Intelligence: Model-Based Constructivist Recursive Self-Improvement, was extremely well received. He presented recent work on artificial general intelligence (AGI) that his group and collaborators have developed in the past few years, that demonstrates new methodological and engineering principles for building intelligent robots that learn complex tasks on their own. The work addresses extremely difficult challenges that has eluded the field of artificial intelligence since the field’s inception around the middle of the 20th century. See more in lecture’s abstract.

IIIM urges Althingi to support the Ban of Killer Robots

Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament.

IIIM celebrates that a proposal for Iceland’s support of an international ban of manufacturing and usage of autonomous weapons is being discussed in the Icelandic parliament Althingi.

Research in artificial intelligence and automation has greatly enhanced in the last decade, which is mainly a positive development, since it offers great opportunities for utilization for the benefit of the public and the entire world. The biggest threat to the positive effects of such technology is the ever increasing emphases on armament in the world and the research of the utilization of this technology for a military purpose. Continue reading IIIM urges Althingi to support the Ban of Killer Robots

Killer robots: Icelandic parliament considers supporting international ban

HANDOUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AND EDITORIAL SALES - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE" This undated handout photo obtained on November 22, 2010 from the New Zealand Defence Force shows a military robot (L), named a "Remote Positioning Device Wheelbarrow Revolution, NZ Defence Force Version", being used at an undisclosed location. New Zealand rescuers on November 22 were considered sending the military robot into a blast-hit mine to search for 29 missing men, as a bore hole to check gas levels and carry video gear inched towards completion. AFP PHOTO / HO / NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE / AFP / NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE / New Zealand Defence Force
A military robot. Photo: AFP

A proposal for supporting an international ban of manufacturing and usage of autonomous weapons has been submitted to the Icelandic parliament, Althingi. The proposal was put forth by four members of Parliament from the Left Green Party; Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir, Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir and Svandís Svavarsdóttir. They propose that Althingi supports the initiative of an international ban of the manufacturing and usage of autonomous weapons and entrust the government of Iceland to work towards that within the United Nations and other appropriate venues. The proposal is now being reviewed at the Committee of International Affairs.

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