Laura Nesaule joins IIIM

It is a pleasure to introduce a new member of staff, Laura Nesaule, who is taking over from Heiða Helgadóttir as our Administrative Assistant. Laura is from Latvia; she received her B.A. in Communication Science and Public Relations from Riga Stradin’s University in Latvia. During her studies she was awarded a Erasmus Exchange Program grant to spend a semester studying at the University of Akureyri. Laura also spent a year in London studying English. She gained significant experience in public relations while working for Hill & Knowlton in Latvia, especially marketing communication, sales and project support.

RU/CADIA Looks to Hire a Software Developer for EU-Funded Research Position

Note: This post is part of the job listings directory for artificial intelligence in Iceland. If you would like to submit an advertisement, please use the contact page (only jobs involving artificial intelligence are accepted).

RU/CADIA is looking forward to hiring an experienced software developer.

You will join a RU-led European project – HUMANOBS – whose main goal is to develop a software architecture that learns new skills by observing people.

This is a unique opportunity to join a project at the forefront of AI research.
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Interview in Siddegisutvarpid (May 31st, 2010)

What is the future potential of IIIM? How could artificial intelligence aid in major disasters? How does processing power effect innovations in the field of AI? These questions and others are answered in this great interview with the director of IIIM. (The interview is in Icelandic)

Guðfinnur Sigurfinnson and Hallgrimur Thorsteinsson interview Dr. Thorisson, director of IIIM, on May 31st, 2010. Their interview covers what artificial intelligence is in its general form and its practical applications, continuing regarding future work of IIIM; bridging academia and industry and inventions that the collaboration could produce.

Does the Future of AGI Lie in Cognitive Synergy? – Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel

At its inception in the 1950s, AI aimed at producing human level general intelligence in machines. Within a decade or so the difficulty of that goal became evident, and it was scaled back to one of producing systems displaying intelligence within narrow domains. Over the past few years, however, there has been a resurgence of research interest in the original goals of AI, based on the assessment that, due to advances in computer hardware, computer science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience and domain-specific AI, we are in a far better position to approach these goals than were the founders of AI.

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