Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director and President from the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA providing a comprehensive framework for thinking about artificial intelligence (AI). In his talk at DLD16, he reviews past developments in artificial intelligence, and discuss its current (and expected future) effect on the work life, various industries, and infrastructure and traffic design.
“Technological evolution goes much faster than biological evolution… Every profession is going to change… Everything is going to change…AI will colonise the solar system and after that, the entire galaxy…”
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Was David Bowie right when he predicted in 2000 that internet technology is an alien lifeform?
Since age 15, Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber’s main goal has been to build an Artificial Intelligence smarter than himself, then retire. The Deep Learning Artificial Neural Networks developed since 1991 by his research groups at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA (USI & SUPSI) and TU Munich have revolutionised handwriting recognition, speech recognition, machine translation, image caption generation, and are now available to over a billion users through Google, Microsoft, IBM, Baidu, and many other companies (DeepMind also was heavily influenced by his lab). His team’s Deep Learners were the first to win object detection and image segmentation contests, and achieved the world’s first superhuman visual classification results, winning nine international competitions in machine learning & pattern recognition (more than any other team). His formal theory of fun & creativity & curiosity explains art, science, music, and humor. He has published 333 papers, earned 7 best paper/best video awards, the 2013 Helmholtz Award of the International Neural Networks Society, and the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. He is president of NNAISENSE, which aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.