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Jürgen Schmidhuber, IDSIA, Galleria 2, 6928 Manno-Lugano, Switzerland

Pronounce: ``Yirgan Shmidhoobuh'' (juergen@idsia.ch, +41 91 610 8662)

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I am codirector of IDSIA near Lugano. Since age 15 or so my main scientific ambition has been to construct an optimal scientist, then retire. In 2028 they will force me to retire anyway. By then I shall be able to buy hardware providing more raw computing power than my brain. Will the proper self-improving software lag far behind? If so I'd be surprised. This optimism is driving my research on general purpose universal learning machines.

* Portrait (Nov 2002). More pictures(1963-2001)
* Curriculum Vitae (postscript, Feb 2002)
* Job openings in 2003: Postdocs and PhD's
* Publications (Sept 2002). Postscript. Unordered bibfile (2002, + stuff I cited)
* Optimal Ordered Problem Solver (most recent work; talk slides)
* Speed Prior (+ talk slides ) and Optimal Universal Search
* Universal Learning Algorithms
* Generalizations of Kolmogorov Complexity and Algorithmic Probability + slides
* All Computable Universes (Great Programmer Religion) - Zuse's thesis
* Algorithmic Theories of Everything (Universes with Limit-Computable Probabilities)
* State-of-the-art Artificial Recurrent Neural Networks (LSTM) + Tutorial slides
* Nonlinear Independent Component Analysis (ICA)
* Financial Forecasting
* Reinforcement Learning in Partially Observable Environments
* Metalearning Machines that Learn to Learn: Self-Improvement
* Reinforcement Learning Economies with Credit Conservation
* Automatic Subgoal Generators - Hierarchical Learning
* Program Evolution & Genetic Programming
* Benchmark Record-Breaking Artificial Ants
* Complexity-Based Theories of Beauty and Interestingness & Active Exploration
* Brave New World of Scientific Publishing

* Self-improving robots: state of the art - the future - the far future
* My little brother is a physicist. His most readable / most famous / best papers.
* Uli Krommer, my wife, and my kids: Julia & Leonie.
* Low-Complexity Art - Sculpture of Uli's face - Lego Art
* Our building and pictures of IDSIA's scenic environment
* Public bar

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