Rise of AI in Iceland: H+ Magazine Interview with the Thorisson Brothers who Helped Make it Happen

Recently, h+ Magazine published an article by Ben Goertzel titled “Land of Fire, Ice and Thinking Machines: The Recent Rise of AI in Iceland, and an Interview with the Thorisson Brothers who Helped Make it Happen”. In the article the author reviews the recent history of AI in Iceland and presents an interview with Kristinn R. Thórisson and Hrafn Thorri Thórisson. In this interview they go into some detail on their own backgrounds and ideas, as well as the rise of Icelandic AI. This article makes an interesting read for both those who are curious about AI and the connoisseurs of the field. 

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