For several years, Schmidhuber's brother
Christof
(a theoretical physicist @ Munich, Caltech, Princeton, Bern, CERN)
lived next door to Einstein's former apartment in Bern, Switzerland.
More links:
Deep Learning,
Feedback Neural Networks,
Pattern Recognition,
Universal AI,
Optimal Problem Solvers,
Evolution,
Reinforcement learning (RL),
Hierarchical RL,
MetaLearning or learning to learn,
Artificial Curiosity & Creativity & Intrinsic Motivation & Developmental Robotics,
Theory of Beauty,
Computable Universes,
Generalized Algorithmic Information


First Schmidhuber will build a scientist better than
himself (his colleagues claim that should
be easy) who will then do the remaining work.
He cannot see any more efficient
way of using and multiplying the little creativity he has got.
This already motivated
his diploma thesis on metalearning and recursive selfimprovement (1987), where
he applied
Genetic Programming
(GP) to itself, to recursively evolve
better GP methods.
This also motivated his
work on the Gödel machine (since 2003),
which formalizes I. J. Good's informal remarks (1965) on
an "intelligence explosion" through selfimproving "superintelligences".
Compare
CIO article
on Schmidhuber's work (The ideal scientist, 6/2/04, 5 pages, in German).
See also the interviews in HPlus Magazine (1/5/2010): Build An Optimal Scientist, Then Retire,
and in The Next Big Future (1/18/2011)
 
Einstein
once said:
Ich habe wenig Geduld mit Wissenschaftlern,
die sich ein Brett suchen und an der dünnsten Stelle
zu bohren anfangen.
Check out the formal theory of creativity (19902010)
which explains
science, art, music, humor, and describes the simple algorithmic
principles of artificial scientists & artists.
Robots:
Learning Robots,
Elastic Robots,
Robot Population Explosion,
Statistical Robotics,
Resilient Machines,
Resilient Robots (Science 316 p 688),
CoTeSys Robots,
Cogbotlab,
Robot Cars


