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Jürgen Schmidhuber

Swiss AI Lab

Jürgen Schmidhuber is the Scientific Director of the Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA (of USI & SUPSI), a non-profit research institute for artificial intelligence (AI). The media has called him the father of modern AI. His lab’s deep learning methods have revolutionised machine learning, and are now available to billions of users through Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Baidu, Amazon, and many other companies. His research group also established the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and optimal universal problem solvers. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. As president of NNAISENSE, he aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.

Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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