IIIM’s Director, Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson was recently interviewed on the Icelandic TV show Nýsköpun–Íslensk vísindi. During the interview, Dr. Thórisson discussed his work on a project that brings ideas once confined to the realm of science fiction closer to reality. The international research group, led by Dr. Thórisson, developed a computer that can learn continuously in real-time, replicating human learning as closely as possible. In the interview, Dr. Thórisson explains the parameters that were setup for the project and the solutions that the group developed. Continue reading Kristinn R. Thórisson interviewed on Nýsköpun-Íslensk vísindi
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.
The paper describes the first automatic system that can learn a complex task by observing how it is performed, entirely without guidance or supervision. This is a new chapter in AI research. Continue reading Dr. Kristinn R. Thorisson and colleagues receive “Outstanding Paper” award
IIIM Managing Director Kristinn R. Thorisson and his collaborators Bas R. Steunebrink, Jan Koutník, Eric Nivel, and Jurgen Schmidhuber received the prestigious 2013 Kurzweil Award for the second year in a row. Their research in the field of artificial general intelligence was part of a three-year research project called HUMANOBS which was completed in June 2012 and sponsored by Reykjavik University and the 7th European Community Framework Programme.
AGI’s summer school entered its fourth year, enticing fifty students to Beijing, China for an intensive two weeks of instruction. Hosted by some of the most innovative researchers in the field of AGI including Dr. Pei Wang, Dr. Kristinn R. Thorisson, and Ben Goertzel, AGI’s summer school not only focused on building a theoretical groundwork for interested students but emphasized how to apply these ideas to issues in the field. There was no cost to attend the program and a wide range of students traveled from many different countries for the chance to become the future of AGI.