Guest Lecture: Neural Network ReNNaissance & Formal Theory of Fun

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Written by Liaison

Juergen Schmidhuber from the IDSIA, Switzerland will be visiting the University of Guelph on Friday, August 9 2013 in the Thornbrough Atrium at 10am.

He is a vibrant speaker and one of the pioneers in artificial neural network research and he runs a very high-profile lab. He will discuss his group's progress on a number of challenging practical problems, but he will also talk about his mathematical theory of fun which explains art, science, music, and humour!

Jürgen Schmidhuber is with the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA & USI & SUPSI (ex-TUM CogBotLab & CU). Since age 15 or so his main scientific ambition has been to build an optimal scientist, then retire. This is driving his research on self-improving Artificial Intelligence. His team won many international competitions and awards, and pioneered the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and optimal universal problem solvers. He also generalized the many-worlds theory of physics to a theory of all constructively computable universes - an algorithmic theory of everything. His formal theory of creativity & curiosity & fun explains art, science, music, and humor. The Thornbrough building can be found at: Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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