March 19, 2012
Jürgen Schmidhuber is Director of the Swiss Artificial Intelligence Lab IDSIA (since 1995), Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Lugano, Switzerland (since 2009), and Professor at The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) (since 2003). He helped to transform IDSIA into one of the world’s top ten AI labs (the smallest!), according to the ranking of Business Week Magazine.
The algorithms developed in his lab won numerous best paper awards and first prizes in pattern recognition competitions. His group also pioneered the field of mathematically optimal universal AI and universal problem solvers. He also generalized Everett’s many-worlds theory to a theory of all constructively computable universes — an algorithmic theory of everything. In 2008 he was elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He also is recipient of the 2013 Helmholtz Award of the International Neural Networks Society.
He has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed scientific works on topics such as theory and practice of machine learning, artificial curiosity, artificial recurrent neural networks, fast deep neural nets, adaptive robotics, algorithmic information and complexity theory, digital physics, and formal theory of beauty & creativity & humor, and the fine arts.