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Jürgen Schmidhuber

Jürgen Schmidhuber

‘Father of Artificial Intelligence” and groundbreaking pioneer in deep learning


Switzerland

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Since the age of fifteen years, Jürgen Schmidhuber has had one goal in life – to build a self-improving form of artificial intelligence (AI) that was smarter than himself. He thought, at the time, that when he had accomplished his mission, he would simply retire. Jürgen has still not retired.

Jürgen Schmidhuber is often called the “Father of AI”. He and his team have written some of the most groundbreaking code in the history of AI. His laboratory’s Deep Learning Neural Networks has been in operation since 1991 and focusses on Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM). This concept has revolutionized machine learning and is available to billions of users worldwide. The programs developed by his laboratory is used by numerous public companies and their various applications. For example, they have served to vastly improve speech recognition on over two billion Android phones, while their improved machine translation ability has stood Google and Facebook in good stead. Facebook, for example, does over four million LTSM-based translations per day as of 2017. Their algorithms and applications are also used on Apple’s Siri and Quicktype on almost one billion iPhones since 2016. It is also behind Amazon’s Alexa, as well as numerous other applications.

In 2011, Jürgen and his team won official computer vision contests through deep neural nets. They were the first ever to do so. They were also instrumental in establishing the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and recursive self-improvement in universal problem solvers that learn. His formal theory of creativity and curiosity and fun explains art, science, music, and humour. He has also generalized the algorithmic information theory, the many-worlds theory of physics, and introduced the concept of Low-Complexity Art. The latter is the information age’s extreme form of minimal art.

Jürgen has, over the years, been the recipient of numerous awards for his work in the field of AI. Amongst these, he counts the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award for “pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of NNAISSENCE, a company that aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.

It would be safe to say that Jürgen Schmidhuber and his colleagues have revolutionised machine learning and AI, with their research being the basis behind myriad applications used by individuals the world over.

A co-director of the Dalle Molle Institute of Artifical Intelligence Research in Switzerland, Jürgen is also a professor of artificial intelligence at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. He has, over the years, written numerous papers about his research into deep learning and its applications.

Jürgen Schmidhuber – Speaker

Jürgen Schmidhuber is a world-renown scientist and internationally acclaimed speaker on deep learning and artificial intelligence. Considered the ‘father of AI’, he is 100% clued up on the latest developments and their applications, while his groundbreaking research is shaping the face of the future.

Speaking Topics

Jürgen Schmidhuber is a singular individual who is able to talk on all aspects of deep learning, i.e. machine learning, and AI. He is the man behind the algorithms used by most applications that are currently used on a daily basis and has the insights to determine the role AI will play in our immediate lives as well as the future.

Since the age of fifteen years, Jürgen Schmidhuber has had one goal in life – to build a self-improving form of artificial intelligence (AI) that was smarter than himself. He thought, at the time, that when he had accomplished his mission, he would simply retire. Jürgen has still not retired.

Jürgen Schmidhuber is often called the “Father of AI”. He and his team have written some of the most groundbreaking code in the history of AI. His laboratory’s Deep Learning Neural Networks has been in operation since 1991 and focusses on Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM). This concept has revolutionized machine learning and is available to billions of users worldwide. The programs developed by his laboratory is used by numerous public companies and their various applications. For example, they have served to vastly improve speech recognition on over two billion Android phones, while their improved machine translation ability has stood Google and Facebook in good stead. Facebook, for example, does over four million LTSM-based translations per day as of 2017. Their algorithms and applications are also used on Apple’s Siri and Quicktype on almost one billion iPhones since 2016. It is also behind Amazon’s Alexa, as well as numerous other applications.

In 2011, Jürgen and his team won official computer vision contests through deep neural nets. They were the first ever to do so. They were also instrumental in establishing the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and recursive self-improvement in universal problem solvers that learn. His formal theory of creativity and curiosity and fun explains art, science, music, and humour. He has also generalized the algorithmic information theory, the many-worlds theory of physics, and introduced the concept of Low-Complexity Art. The latter is the information age’s extreme form of minimal art.

Jürgen has, over the years, been the recipient of numerous awards for his work in the field of AI. Amongst these, he counts the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award for “pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of NNAISSENCE, a company that aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.

It would be safe to say that Jürgen Schmidhuber and his colleagues have revolutionised machine learning and AI, with their research being the basis behind myriad applications used by individuals the world over.

A co-director of the Dalle Molle Institute of Artifical Intelligence Research in Switzerland, Jürgen is also a professor of artificial intelligence at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. He has, over the years, written numerous papers about his research into deep learning and its applications.

Jürgen Schmidhuber – Speaker

Jürgen Schmidhuber is a world-renown scientist and internationally acclaimed speaker on deep learning and artificial intelligence. Considered the ‘father of AI’, he is 100% clued up on the latest developments and their applications, while his groundbreaking research is shaping the face of the future.

Speaking Topics

Jürgen Schmidhuber is a singular individual who is able to talk on all aspects of deep learning, i.e. machine learning, and AI. He is the man behind the algorithms used by most applications that are currently used on a daily basis and has the insights to determine the role AI will play in our immediate lives as well as the future.

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