Board of Directors

Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson has been researching artificial intelligence for over two decades, in academia and industry. His research centers on artificial general intelligence, realtime interaction, and complex cognitive systems. At MIT he pioneered new ideas in the area of communicative, multimodal intelligent agents. Recent projects have included a cognitive architecture for Honda Motor Corporation’s humanoid robot ASIMO, and the AERA cognitive architecture – the world’s first system that can learn complex skills by observation in circumstances that are largely underspecified. He has taught advanced AI courses at Columbia University, KTH and Reykjavik University, and consulted for NASA and British Telecom, among others.He is a member and co-founder of CADIA, Iceland’s first AI lab. Kris has authored numerous scientific papers and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial General Intelligence and the LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence. Kris is a two-time recipient of the Kurzweil Award for his work on artificial general intelligence.

Hlynur HalldorssonHlynur Halldórsson, graduated from the Law School of the University of Iceland in 1994. In year 1999 he received L.LM. degree from Queen Mary & Westfield College at University of London in Computer and Communications Law. He worked as an attorney for Iceland’s largest shipping company, Eimskip for several years before he became an associate and later a partner at LM Logmenn. Hlynur has been a partner of Landslog since July 2010. Hlynur’s main areas of expertise are technology law, copyright law, competition law, maritime law and banking law.

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