Dr. Hannes H. Vilhjálmsson introduced the Ambient Assisted Living project which is aimed at solving some of the challenges presented by the world’s aging population. Dr. Vilhjálmsson envisions a complex system that would allow older populations to remain in their homes and independent for as long as possible. The system would receive streams of information to determine if someone is cooking, resting, or in distress so that it could solve real world problems by responding appropriately. Continue reading Ambient Assisted Living-Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day
Have you ever wondered what would happen if your shadow had a life of its own? Reykjavik University Aperio students Gunnar Steinn Valgardsson and Hrafn Thorri Thórisson introduced the LivingShadows project to discover just that. The LivingShadows program scans a person’s outline and transforms it into an interactive figure. Rather than being a mere projection, it is its own entity. The shadows act independently so that people can interact with their own shadows, and their shadows can interact with other shadows. “Most of the other presentations are scientifically motivated,” explains Dr. Kristinn Thórisson, “but this one plays on the border of technology and art.” Continue reading Video Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day-The Day My Shadow Left Me
On IIIM and CADIA’s open day last spring, Dr. Deon Garrett introduced two projects on Machine Learning. The first, Simultaneous Machine Learning of Many Diverse Tasks, involves creating new techniques for developing and evaluating methods for learning multiple skills through interaction with the real world. A second project revolves around improving the ability of artificial agents to have natural-sounding dialogues with humans by learning through experience. Continue reading Video Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day – Dr. Deon Garrett
A video from the Founding Event of IIIM is now online! The Director of IIIM, Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, gives an overview of the foundation of IIIM and history leading up to its formation, and the role artificial intelligence plays in the research focus of the Institute. The speech was held at IIIM’s public founding event at Reykjavik University.
For those interested in IIIM and its areas of research, this is a must-see. Continue reading Video Introduction to the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (IIIM)