Recently the renowned Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) published an extensive interview with IIIM Director Kristinn R. Thorisson on the subject of Constructivist AI — a methodology and approach to building artificial general intelligent systems (AGI) that Thórisson and his colleagues have been developing for the past decade. The full article can be found on Miri’s website.
As we announced a few weeks ago, IIIM is reviving the AI Festival, together with Reykjavik University’s CADIA. The schedule is now up on the website so that visitors can attend presentations in subfields relative to their interests. So join us for an afternoon of lectures and discussion on Friday October 31 from 2-6 pm. All the lectures will be in English and the festival is open to everyone. Continue reading Schedule Revealed: AI Festival 2014
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
Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, Director of IIIM and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, received the prestigious Outstanding Paper award at the Intelligent Systems & Agents conference in Portugal last month.
The paper describes the first automatic system that can learn a complex task by observing how it is performed, entirely without guidance or supervision. This is a new chapter in AI research. Continue reading Dr. Kristinn R. Thorisson and colleagues receive “Outstanding Paper” award