Jürgen Schmidhuber Looks at the Development of True Artificial Intelligence

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jürgen Schmidhuber Looks at the Development of True Artificial Intelligence

AI pioneer and creator of LSTM,  Jürgen Schmidhuber recently spoke at a TEDx session in Italy, sharing his view of the future of the technology.

In a recent TEDx talk at Lake Como in Italy, artificial intelligence scientist and scientific Director of the Swiss AI Lab, Jürgen Schmidhuber spoke about his long history in the field, albeit without his familiar cap.

Schmidhuber has been called the father of modern AI for his work in the development of Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM). His lab's deep learning methods have revolutionized machine learning and are now used on three billion smartphones, billions of times per day.

LSTMs were a big step in what we can accomplish with Recursive Neural Networks (RNNs).


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For instance, Facebook's automatic translation, Google's speech recognition, Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, are based in his foundational work. Schmidhuber's research group also established the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and optimal universal problem solvers.

In his talk, which is available below, Schmidhuber speculates what artificial intelligence might look like as the Law of Accelerating Returns continues in computation. "Rather soon and not so many years or decades we, for the first time, will have little computational devices that can compute as much as a human brain," he states.

"This is a trend that doesn't brake," Schmidhuber continues. "Fifty years later there will be a little computational device for the same price that can compute as much as all 10 billion human brains taken together and there will not only be one of those devices, but many, many many."

"Everything is going to change."

From medicine to robotics the developments are already apparent, and super-human capabilities are arising in our machines. Soon Schmidhuber projects that such 'Power Play' technologies will scale to the stage where we have animal-like AI.

"Once we have that it may take just a few decades for us to get to the final step where we have human-level intelligence because of the rapid progress of technological evolution. "The last time something this important happened was maybe 3.5 billion years ago, when life itself was 'invented,'" states Schmidhuber.

He is recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award "for pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks" ass the scientific Director of the Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA, DTI, SUPSI.

Now serving as co-founder and Chief Scientist at NNAISENSE, Schmidhuber is leveraging his 25-year proven track record in AI to build large-scale neural network solutions for superhuman perception and intelligent automation, with the ultimate goal of marketing general-purpose artificial intelligence.


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