Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson gave a talk on Artificial General Intelligence at IIIM’s and CADIA’s AI festival where he emphasised that truly intelligent systems will not be anything like the software we know today, for at least two reasons: Today’s software cannot “figure stuff out for itself” and it has no “life of its own” — since, whenever its environment changes even slightly, it relies completely and utterly on its designers to make things right. Continue reading Towards True AI: Artificial General Intelligence (Video from AI Festival 2014)
Dr. Julius Togelius gave a talk on the challenges of general video game playing at IIIM’s and CADIA’s AI Festival. AI agents have been developed for a large number of games, but being able to play a single game well does not mean that an agent possesses any general intelligence. An agent that plays Pac-Man well could probably not play Super Mario Bros. A human player would, after learning to play 2D arcade games in general, quickly learn the specifics of each game. Continue reading The Challenges of General Video Game Playing (Video from AI Festival 2014)
On IIIM & CADIA Open Day Dr. Leifur Thór Leifsson, Assistant Professor at School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavík University, presented the Laboratory for Unmanned Vehicles (LUV) and its projects. Vehicles that are being developed at LUV are Flapping-Wing Unmanned Air vehicle (UAV), Quadcopters, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and more. Leifur is looking at potential usage of such vehicles, surroundings that have to be taken into account, etc. Flapping-Wing UAV is explored in more detail during this presentation. Continue reading Video Presentation from IIIM & CADIA Open Day – Laboratory for Unmanned Vehicles
In this presentation Guðrún Fema Ólafsdóttir, research assistant at IIIM, is introducing her project on simulated self-directed growth of human tissue. She aspires to create a new method for creating simulations of complex processes in the absence of a full mathematical model. Results of this project could benefit not only scientific but also medical understanding of biological processes.
This presentation is part of a series of presentations that were held on IIIM & CADIA Open Day in spring 2013. Continue reading Simulated Self-Directed Growth of Human Tissue – IIIM Open Day Presentation