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Dr. Kristinn R. Thorisson and colleagues receive “Outstanding Paper” award

Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, Director of IIIM and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, received the prestigious Outstanding Paper award at the Intelligent Systems & Agents conference in Portugal last month.

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Interview with Kristinn R. Thorisson on the Turing Test and recent reports

The Turing Test has since the 1950’s been regarded as one of the quintessential milestones in computer science by supposedly providing the ideal test-case where computer intelligence can equal human intelligence. In a recent report by the Telegraph, it is claimed that the Turing Test has finally been passed, where a computer program seemingly exhibited intelligent […]

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Stephen Hawking Follows in the Footsteps of IIIM Intern Tobbi Kristjáns

Stephen Hawking authored an article in The Independent asking us whether we are taking AI seriously enough. His article was triggered by the movie Transcendence, in which Johny Depp plays an AI researcher intent on creating “real AI” – machines that can really think and can rival humans in their intelligence. Like Tobbi, a IIIM intern, he warns that while real AI could be the most amazing thing humanity has ever accomplished, “it could also be the last.”

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Video Presentation from IIIM & CADIA Open Day – Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson

Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson closed IIIM Open Day 2013 with a talk on Spatio-Semantic Knowledge for Intelligent Household Robots. He discussed how these robots will perceive and understand their environment, and could change the face of robotics.

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Shortlisted for the Student Innovation Award

From its inception IIIM has submitted proposals to – and been awarded numerous grants from – the Student Innovation Fund (NSN). This year an investigation into the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) was lead by Master’s student and IIIM intern Thorbjorn Kristjánsson, under the guidance of Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson (IIIM & Reykjavik Univ.) and Dr. Morten Dige (Aarhus Univ.).

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