Icelandic TV show Landinn visited Kristinn R. Thórisson at IIIM headquarters in Nauthólsvík to gain insight into the Humanobs project. Dr. 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.
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
Startup Weekend took place for the fourth time in Reykjavík. IIIM visiting researcher Benjamin Blumer participated in this event and we are happy to announce that his team was awarded the 1st place prize for its project “Nuus’s news”: an app for iOS that gathers news and information in one place. Similar to Spotify, but for news. Continue reading IIIM Researcher Ben Blumer Wins Startup Weekend
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.