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Dec 3-11 NIPS, Long Beach
Nov 27-29 Stuttgart, Bern, Mainz
Nov 17 SZ Summit, Berlin
Nov 16 Superinvestor, Amsterdam
Nov 11 TEDxLakeComo
Nov 9 Falling Walls, Berlin
Oct 17 Deep Tech Summit, London
Sep 27 Teads, Zurich
Sep 23 McKinsey, Berlin
Sep 16 Villa Hammerschmidt
Sep 12 AI Summit, Nanjing
Jul 24-27 Harbin, China: HIT
Jul 21 Seoul (Samsung)
Jun 12 Swiss Govt.
Jun 7-8 Geneve AI for Good
Jun 1-6 Madrid; EPFL
May 25-30 Beijing GMIS
May 16-19 London (e.g., WIRED Money, WPC)
May 9 Telekom/KPMG, Bonn
May 4 St Gallen Symposium
Apr 28 AUDI Beyond
Mar 30 Silicon Valley meets Switzerland
Mar 27 Auto Motor Sport
Mar 20 Davos SOS21
Mar 18 Stromburg
Mar 15 Linz
Jan 26 Luxembourg Fedil
Jan 17-19 Davos ZEIT video
Jan 14-16 DLD Munich
Jan 10 Barcelona: SAP keynote for 6000 people
Jan 1-8 Bay Area: Talks & Panels
1. Nov 14: NNAISENSE wins NIPS 2017 "learning to run" challenge, the NIPS contest with the highest award: a DGX station for $69k. Over 400 competitors participated. Watch the youtube video of the runners!

2. Nov 2: Scientific American Blog on Falling Walls: The Past, Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence. More than just another industrial revolution - something that transcends humankind and even biology

3. Aug 2017: Our impact on the 5 most valuable public companies in the world: Apple (#1), Alphabet (Google, #2), Microsoft (#3), Facebook (#4), Amazon (#5) ... Our deep learning neural networks such as LSTM (developed since the 1990s) are now used billions of times per day for speech recognition on smartphones, language translation, and many other applications

4. Aug 6: JS is recipient of the first Best Paper Award ever issued by the journal Neural Networks, for the 2015 survey of Deep Learning

5. Aug 3: Facebook is now using our LSTM to handle over 4 billion automatic translations per day (The Verge); see also Facebook blog

6. Mar 22: History of computer vision contests won by deep CNNs on GPU (since 2011)

7. Jan 17: NNAISENSE funding news and Bloomberg coverage

1. Update of 15 Dec: ERC Advanced Grant AlgoRNN: Numerous job openings for PostDocs & PhD Students to be hired in 2018

2. Aug 2: Update: 2017 - Jobs for PhD students and PostDocs thanks to DeepMind, NVIDIA, SNF

3. Fall 2017: First A.I. Master's degree program in Switzerland, the world's leading science nation

4. March 2017: Videos of NIPS 2016 Symposium on Recurrent Neural Networks and Other Machines that Learn Algorithms

Our impact on the world's most valuable public companies: Apple (#1), Alphabet (Google, #2), Microsoft (#3), Amazon (#5), ...
Juergen photographed by National Geographic (Hardy Mueller, 2017)
Juergen in the robot lab (Interview for Beobachter, 2016)
History of computer vision contests won by deep CNNs on GPU
Juergen at DLD 2017
Nov 29-30 Berlin (Benz)
Nov 17-20 Chicago
Nov 16 Zurich
Nov 15 Swiss ICT Award
Nov 10 Bregenz
Nov 2-5 London, WIRED, DeepMind
Oct 28 BMW Welt
Oct 12-14 NY: GE / AI ethics
Oct 6 Stuttgart
Oct 5 Grundfos Prize
Sep 28 Amsterdam GTC
Sep 24 S.F., CA - cancelled
Sep 16 Winterthur SDS
Sep 5 London ML Meetup
Sep 2 Berlin ZEIT KI
Sep 1 Düsseldorf
Sep 1 Geneva
Aug 12 Berlin CoNLL
Jul 29 Seattle
Jul 25 Vancouver IJCNN
Jul 7 Bruxelles EU Summit
Jun 24 Berlin
Jun 17 Essen
Jun 16 DLDsummer
Jun 7 Munich
Jun 4 Berlin
Jun 2 Frankfurt
May 31 Arbeitgebertag
May 15-20 London
May 12-14 Beijing BMW
May 2-4 NYC: AI for Global 500 executives; also DLD
May 1 Berlin: Handelsblatt
Feb 22-26 Frankfurt & Munich (Fraunhofer etc)
Jan 17-19 DLD
Jan 14-17 GRI Retreat
1. Selected recent articles and interviews: WIRED (Nov 22), NY Times (Nov 27, front page), Financial Times (Nov 27, also here), ACM (Oct, also IT World & NPA), Intl. Business Times (Feb), Handelsblatt, BeMyApp, Informilo (Jan), InfoQ (Mar)

2. In leading German language newspapers: ZEIT (May, ZEIT online in June), Spiegel (Europe's top news magazine, Feb), NZZ 1 & 2 (August), Bobachter (Sep), CHIP (April), Computerwoche (July), WiWo (Jan), Spiegel (Jan), Focus (Mar), Welt (Mar), SZ (Mar). More in Netzoekonom (Mar), Performer (Oct), BR Alpha (Jan), WiWo (Feb), Focus (Jan), Heise, Xing (Jan), Bunte (Jan), and more ...

3. Dec 8 in Barcelona: NIPS 2016 Symposium: Recurrent Neural Networks and Other Machines that Learn Algorithms

4. Nov 30: Our LSTM is part of Amazon's Alexa

5. Sept 26: Our LSTM is at the core of Google's Machine Translation

6. Olympics: Bolt vs Phelps

7. Apple announced at WWDC that it uses our LSTM to improve iOS - see Bloomberg

8. April 3: Our lab is proud recipient of the NVIDIA Pioneers of AI Research award, which comes with a 170 TFLOP deep learning supercomputer

9. 2015 academic activities (1 page)

1. Open call for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Univ. Lugano, Switzerland - deadline Dec 15

2. Update of Oct 7: Most positions are filled, but one postdoc position is still open (deadline Oct 31) for the RNNAIssance Project based on arXiv:1511.09249 on "learning to think."

(Filled: one more 4-month PhD student position in the Prototouch project with this online form)

3. Transcript of acceptance speech for IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award in Vancouver (July 27)

4. LSTM wrote a movie

5. Press coverage of recent deep learning drone in the forest (video)

6. Baidu open-sources our CTC as WARP-CTC (more)

NIPS 2016 Symposium on RNNs
Bolt vs Phelps
Juergen Schmidhuber and his iCub baby robot
New jobs in Schmidhuber's lab at IDSIA
Juergen Schmidhuber and his iCub baby robot
Juergen Schmidhuber's talks at DLD 2016 - Europe's hottest conference ticket
Juergen Schmidhuber at the International Health Forum 2015. Credits: Wort & Bild Verlag / Eleana Hegerich
Dec 3-16, NYC & Montreal
Nov 4-5, London: FT, DL
Oct 28, Stuttgart
Oct 27, Zurich
Oct 15, Delft Robotics
Oct 5, 7, 9, Munich: MICCAI and ML meetup (video)
Sep 14, Bern: Keynote for Swiss eHealth summit
Aug 17-20 Seattle: IEEE distinguished lecture / Microsoft, Amazon
Aug 7-16, San Francisco: Deep Learning WS & Plenary @ INNS BigData / Apple Inc. & others
Aug 3-6: Talks at MIT
Jul 23, Berlin: AGI Keynote
Jun 12: Big Techday
Jun 9-10, Frankfurt: Deep Learning for Finance
May 27, Oslo: Telenor
May 19-21, Shenzhen / Hongkong: Huawei STW
May 5-8, L.A.: TED-style XPRIZE talk
May 1-4, NYC
1. Interviews in Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung (Dec 2, title page) and Neue Züricher Zeitung (Nov 13) and Handelsblatt (June 23, also in English)

2. Nov 30: Deep Learning at Scholarpedia

3. Announcement of Brainstorm Open Source Software for Neural Networks

4. 2016 IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer Award (announced in 2015) awarded to JS for "pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks."

5. 30 June: Critique of paper by "Deep Learning Conspiracy" (Nature 521 p 436)

6. 4 Mar 4pm EST: AMA (ask me anything) on reddit.com

7. Feb 26: DeepMind's Nature paper and earlier related work

8. 9 Feb: INNS Big Data Interview: 50 Years of Deep Learning and Beyond

9. Activity report of last year (1 page summary of academic activities)

1. Google / Microsoft / IBM / Baidu / others are using our recurrent neural networks (especially LSTM) to improve speech recognition, machine translation, image caption generation, syntactic parsing / text-to-speech synthesis, photo-real talking heads / prosody detection / more speech recognition / video-to-text translation, and other important applications.

This Google blog describes how our CTC-based LSTM greatly improved Google Voice (by 49%). Now available to over a billion smartphone users!

Google is using LSTM also for automatic email answering (WIRED). And Microsoft dominated the ImageNet 2015 contest through a deep feedforward LSTM without gates.

Brainstorm Open Source Software for Neural Networks
Recipient of the 2016 IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer Award (announced in 2015) for pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks.
AMA (ask me anything)
DeepMind's Nature paper and earlier related work
videos of talks on deep learning in the US
Nov 7-9, Brunei: Keynote for INNS-CIIS 2014
Nov 3-6, Malaysia: Plenary talk for ICONIP 2014
Aug 1-19: 12 talks in NY & Bay Area: ML meetup in Empire State Building (youtube, vimeo), Yahoo, SciHampton, Google Palo Alto (youtube), SciFoo @ Googleplex, Stanford Univ, ML meetup San Francisco (vimeo), ICSI (youtube), Univ Berkeley (2 talks, 1 video), IBM Watson
Jun 26, Jeju, Korea: Plenary talk for KAIST 2014
May 23, Frankfurt: Deep Learning for Finance
Mar 19, NYC: McGraw-Hill roundtable on "A.I./Robotics and impact on employability"
Feb 25, 18:00: ETHZ ML meetup - talk video (14 April) and slides
Feb 25, 12:00 ETHZ
Feb 24: Univ. Basel
1. Lisbon, 18 July: Best paper award at IADIS 2014, with E Nivel, K Thorisson, B Steunebrink, H Dindo, G Pezzulo, M Rodriguez, C Hernandez, D Ognibene, R Sanz, H Helgason, A Chella, G Jonsson

2. Who Invented Backpropagation? (History of Deep Learning's central algorithm 1960-1981 and beyond)

3. 26 Jan: Google acquired for ~$500m the company deepmind co-founded by our former PhD student Shane Legg (PDF of thesis), Demis Hassabis, and Mustafa Suleyman. Deepmind also employs Schmidhuber's former PhD students Dr. Daan Wierstra (#4 of deepmind), Dr. Tom Schaul, Dr. Alex Graves, who have been working on deep RNNs: Alex on supervised RNNs, Daan & Tom on reinforcement learning RNNs and evolving RNNs (see their papers under the links above). Alex & Daan are also co-authors of one of the earliest deepmind publications (Dec 2013); compare our RNN video game controllers learning from high-dim visual input streams (July 2013). See this news link.

1. 13 July: 6 players from JS' hometown Munich among the new world champions in the world's most popular sport; see updated all-time table and medals

2. Deep Learning in Neural Networks: An Overview (invited survey, with a history of Deep Learning since the 1960s, 888 references)

3. Job 2014: Experienced Researcher to be funded by a prestigious Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellowship (position filled)

4. Activity report of last year (1 page summary)

Deep Learning
Deep Learning in Neural Networks: an Overview
Deep Learning neural nets won the MICCAI 2013 Grand Challenge on Mitosis Detection
My first Deep Learner of 1991 + Deep Learning timeline 1962-2013
Who Invented Backpropagation?

USA/Canada lecture tour:
Aug 12: CIG 2013 keynote
Aug 9: Univ. Guelph, Toronto
Aug 7: IJCNN: INNS awards
Aug 6: AML Special Talk
Aug 2: Univ. Austin
Jul 31: Salk Institute
Jul 30: SRI, San Diego
Jul 29: UCI, Irvine
Jul 26: Brain Corporation & Qualcomm, San Diego
Jul 23: USC, L.A.
Jul 22: Las Vegas keynote cancelled
Jul 19: Allen Brain Institute
Jul 15: AAAI video competition, Seattle
Jul 15: AAAI WS RepLearn

Mar 15: Transcript (at Kurzweil AI) of TEDx talk: In the beginning was the code

Mar 1: MPI WS. See video of lecture on optimal universal AI & neural network renaissance & theory of fun (only 6 slides)

1. Compressed Network Search Finds Complex Neural Controllers with a Million Weights, learns to drive without a teacher from raw high-dimensional video input
2. J.S.' first Deep Learner of 1991 + Deep Learning timeline 1962-2013 (an experiment in rapid massive open online peer review)
3. Sep 22, Nagoya, Japan: our Deep Learning neural nets won the MICCAI 2013 Grand Challenge on Mitosis Detection through the efforts of D C Ciresan & A Giusti
4. Sep 1: our Deep Learning yields the best artificial recognisers of Chinese handwritten characters from the ICDAR 2013 competition (3755 classes), approaching human performance. Preprint arXiv:1309.0261
5. Aug 7 (Dallas): JS receives the 2013 Helmholtz Award from the International Neural Networks Society
6. Aug 2 (Beijing): AGI 2013 Best Paper Award for B R Steunebrink & J Koutnik & K Thorisson & E Nivel & JS
7. Jul 15 (Seattle): AAAI 2013 Best Student Video Award for IDSIA's video on roadmap planning for an iCub humanoid robot, also on YouTube (M Stollenga & K Frank & J Leitner & L Pape & A Foerster & J Koutnik in the group of JS)
8. Jan 17: JS turning 50, ready to enter his midlife crisis.
9. Jan 8: Activity report of last year (1 page summary)
1. Social network novice at Google+ (since 21 Aug 2013) and linkedin

2. 2013/2014: Jobs for Postdocs & PhD students. Face-to-face interviews in North America possible near: Seattle (around 17 July), L.A. (~23 July), San Diego (~28 July), Austin (~2 Aug), Dallas (~6 Aug), Toronto (~10 Aug); compare events in the leftmost column. Applications accepted until all positions are filled.

3. IDSIA's robots at the EXPO21xx show room - see also Video on humanoid research with iCub baby robot by the IDSIA Robotics Lab

2011: First Superhuman Visual Pattern Recognition
Deep Learning for Chinese Handwriting Recognition
The formal theory of creativity by Juergen Schmidhuber explains the desire to learn motor skills, to do science, to produce art
Video on humanoid research with iCub baby robot in Juergen Schmidhuber's lab
TEDx UHasselt talk by Juergen Schmidhuber: in the beginning was the code

Dec 10-11: Keynote for Bionetics 2012

Nov 10: TEDx UHasselt

Oct 15: Keynote for IScIDE 2012, Nanjing, China

June 13: JS in the US TV Premiere of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. Full video also at youtube - check 31:20 ff and 2:30 ff

Jan 20: TEDx Talk at TEDx Lausanne: When creative machines overtake man.
Mar 31: Transcript of talk at Kurzweil AI

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1. NY Times mentions our results; interview on KurzweilAI has more on the 8 international contests won by our deep learning methods since 2009.

2. Oct 2 Announcement: The 2013 Helmholtz Award of the INNS will go to JS

3. Videos of selected talks etc 2009-2012

4. London Gold

5. Sign up for a Master's Degree in Informatics with a Major in Intelligent Systems (IS) - a master's in computer science, with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Taught by award-winning experts of the Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA, and USI.

6. Jan 19: Paul Hunter interviews JS for the IMD webcast

7. Jan 17: Schmidhuber's 49th birthday & activity report of last year (1 page summary)

8. JS on finance prediction at Opalesque Radio

1. Nov 15: Our neural computer vision team clearly won the ICPR 2012 Contest on Mitosis Detection in Breast Cancer Histological Images (with Alessandro & Dan - 129 registered companies / institutes / universities from 40 countries; 14 results). More.

2. Mar 5: Also won the ISBI 2012 Segmentation Challenge by a large margin, with superhuman pixel error rate. NIPS paper.

3. New greatly improved world records on visual pattern recognition benchmarks: MNIST 0.23%; first human-competitive result; best result by others (brbo): 0.39%, CIFAR10 11.2%, full NORB 2.7% (brbo 5%). See CVPR 2012.

The Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, one of the world's top AI labs
Videos of talks by Juergen Schmidhuber
TEDx UHasselt talk by Juergen Schmidhuber: in the beginning was the code
London 2012 gold medal count with EU and Jamaica

June 2-4 (videos upoladed Sept 23-28): World Science Festival 2011, New York City: 1. Short video clip of JS & Ed Fredkin talking about Konrad Zuse, pioneer of digital physics. 2. Short clip of JS talking about the information content of the universe. 3. Short clip of JS talking about all computable universes. From Rebooting the Cosmos - Panel Discussion Video: Is the Universe the Ultimate Computer? (More...)

Aug 9: Stanford AI Lab

Aug 1: Keynote for IJCNN 2011, San Jose, California: 2nd Neural Network ReNNaissance

June 29: Free University Amsterdam

June 27: Carl v. Linde Academy, Munich: Optimal AI for all computable universes

Mar 11: SILC 2011 conference (San Francisco) cancelled

Jan 15: Winter Intelligence Conference, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford. Talk video on universal AI and formal theory of fun. Also at youtube.

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1. Aug 8, San Francisco: AAAI 2011 best video award for Swarmanoid, the movie (youtube), with contributions from IDSIA (group of Luca), IRIDIA (group of Marco, ex-IDSIA), EPFL, ISTC.

2. Aug 6, Google Headquarters, CA: Kurzweil Prize for Best Paper of AGI 2011 (Gisslen, Luciw, Graziano, Schmidhuber).

3. Aug 6: 2011 Solomonoff AGI Theory Prize shared by M. Ring in the group of J.S.

4. Aug 2, San Jose, CA: Our team won the IJCNN 2011 on-site Traffic Sign Recognition Competition (the only method outperforming humans - thanks to Dan & Ueli & Jonathan). See paper. More.

5. June 17: Our team just won the ICDAR 2011 Chinese handwriting recognition competition. More.

6. Mar 25: Schmidhuber's Team of 2011

7. Feb 1: Computer Vision with Fast Deep / Recurrent Neural Nets etc - new world records on visual pattern recognition benchmarks: CIFAR10, NORB, ...

8. Jan 21: 1st & 2nd rank in the online Traffic Sign Recognition Contest. Top teams invited to IJCNN.

9. Jan 18: Interview with The Next Big Future

10. Jan 17: Schmidhuber's 48th birthday & activity report of last year (1 page summary)

11. Jan 5: Citation bubble about to burst? (Nature, vol. 469, p. 34, 2011). Like the less-than-worthless CDOs that drove the recent financial bubble, and unlike concrete goods and real exports, citations are easy to print and inflate.

1. Need partners for new EU or industry projects on machine learning / pattern recognition & analysis / control / robot learning / AI etc? Please contact JS.

2. 24 Oct: Brief Google Tech Talk video on fast deep / recurrent nets, summarizing recent results of computer vision competitions.

3. Program Chair of 4th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California, 3-7 Aug 2011. See Google talk video of the keynote speech by Ernst Dickmanns (THE pioneer of robot cars).

4. New world records on the famous MNIST handwriting recognition benchmark (Mar 23: 0.31% error rate by deep neural net committee; Sept 18: 0.27% at ICDAR 2011).

5. Jobs 2011 (keyword sn2011). Interviews at IDSIA (Switzerland), IJCNN 2011 (San Jose, CA), AGI 2011.

6. Jan 27: RNN Book Preface

7. Jan 24: Comment on Nature 468, 760-761 - who invented the digital computer?

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Computer Vision with Fast Deep Neural Nets Etc Yield Best Results on Many Visual Pattern Recognition Benchmarks
Handwriting Recognition with Fast Deep Neural Nets & LSTM Recurrent Nets (Juergen Schmidhuber)
Switzerland - best country in the world? Leading the world in science, Nobel Prizes, patents, publications, citations, quality of life, competitiveness, happiness, many sports
Juergen Schmidhuber's team of 2011
Fibonacci web design
Goedel machine
robot population explosion
LEGO art

Dec 20: Google Zurich

Sept 22: Banquet Talk in the historic Palau de la Musica Catalana for Joint Conferences ECML / PKDD 2010, Barcelona: Formal Theory of Fun & Creativity.
The slides and a video of this talk (1:06 h) went online on Dec 14 at videolectures.net. See all ECML videos.

May 20-22: Keynote for GP Theory & Practice 2010, Ann Arbor, MI (25th anniversary of Genetic Programming25th anniversary of Genetic Programming)

Videos of the 2009 Singularity Summit talk in NYC are now online:

1. Original video (40 min) at Vimeo

2. Condensed but jagged video (20 min) at Vimeo, also at the ShanghAI Lectures

3. Short video (10 min) at YouTube. The series of shorter and shorter versions may converge in a video singularity

1. Nov 12: Switzerland - best country in the world, especially for scientists?
2. Oct 1: Formal theory of creativity (1990-2010) explains science, art, music, humor, autonomous development, the desire to learn motor skills, and principles of artificial scientists & artists (with recent survey paper in IEEE TAMD).
3. July 12: GECCO 2010 best paper nomination for Exponential Natural Evolution Strategies. PDF.
4. June 9: Interview with The Fifth Conference
5. May 28: World record in handwritten digit recognition for deep big simple fast neural nets on graphics cards. Neural Computation, in press, 2010. ArXiv Preprint.
6. Mar 10: AGI 2010 best paper award (Kurzweil Prize) for Frontier Search. PDF.
7. Mar 3: Our Pybrain Machine Learning Library features source code of many learning algorithms - some of them cannot be found in other libraries. See Pybrain video. See JMLR paper.
8. Feb 12: Schmidhuber's Team of 2010 is shaping up - two Seniors, a dozen Postdocs, a dozen PhD students, one Visiting Professor. Still hiring!
9. Jan 17: Schmidhuber's 47th birthday & activity report of last year (1 page summary)
10. Jan 5: Interview in H+ Magazine: Build Optimal Scientist, Then Retire. Got slashdotted on Jan 27.
11. Our multi-dimensional LSTM recurrent neural networks recently won several handwriting recognition competitions at ICDAR 2009 (search the site for "Graves", Schmidhuber's postdoc).
1. Postdoc and Phd jobs 2010/2011: follow instructions under sn2010. (Filled jobs: eu2009, sin2008.) Interviews at IDSIA or by Skype. Previous interviews at CogSys 2010, EUCogII 2010, AGI 2010, and in the Michigan area (in May).
2. Oct 11: Old page on robot cars got slashdotted
3. Oct 8: Evolution of national Nobel Prize shares since 1901. Compare ScienceNews Blog (Oct 1, 2010)
4. Sept 16: State-of-the-art results listed in the Handwriting Recognition Web Page
5. Aug 23: IDSIA's Swarm Intelligence and corresponding recent article (12 August) in The Economist
6. Special Issue of Algorithms on "Algorithmic Complexity in Physics & Embedded Artificial Intelligences" in Memoriam Ray Solomonoff. New deadline 31 Aug 2010.
7. IDSIA seminars
Femme Fractale as an example of low-complexity art, illustrating the formal theory of creativity (Juergen Schmidhuber)
Evolution of National Nobel Prize Shares in the 20th Century (by Juergen Schmidhuber)
Juergen Schmidhuber's team of2010
Pybrain Machine Learning Library
Juergen Schmidhuber at Singularity Summit 2009 - Compression Progress: The Algorithmic Principle Behind Curiosity and Creativity and Art and Science
Universal AI

Nov 12: Keynote in the historic Cinema Corso (Lugano) for Design Research 09: Art & Science
Oct 10: Keynote for EUCogII, Hamburg
Oct 9: Univ. Kiel
Oct 8: Univ. Luebeck
Oct 3: Invited talk for Singularity Summit in the historic Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City.
Aug 25: Dirac summer school, Leuven, Belgium
June 22: NDES 2009, Switzerland
Mar 18: Harvard
Mar 17: Boston U.
Mar 16: MIT
Mar 13: UMass
Mar 11: NYU
Mar 10: Princeton
Mar 9: Rutgers
Mar 6: Keynote for Artificial General Intelligence AGI-09, on New AI & Singularity, Washington DC

1. The Great Ray Solomonoff passed away on 7 Dec. With great sadness AGI 2010 will be held "In Memoriam Ray Solomonoff."
2. Dec 1 is deadline for the conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI 2010) in Lugano, Switzerland! At the conference we'll also conduct additional job interviews for the remaining Postdoc and Phd jobs announced under sn2010, sin2008, eu2009.
3. Oct 28: The European Union - A New Kind of Empire?
4. Sept 25 - new jobs: Three postdocs of Schmidhuber just got professorships abroad. Now he is looking for three FRESH postdocs to replace them.
5. July 27: Schmidhuber's Team of 2009 - a dozen PhD students, a dozen Postdocs, two Seniors, three visiting Professors.
6. Best paper award at GECCO 2009: S. Yi, D. Wierstra, T. Schaul, J. Schmidhuber: Efficient Natural Evolution Strategies. PDF.
7. Site of STIFF research project on elastic robot arms and hands
8. Guest editor: Special Issue of Algorithms on "Algorithmic Complexity in Physics & Embedded Artificial Intelligences" (deadline 31 Dec 2009)
9. Jan 17: Schmidhuber's activity report of last year (1 page summary)
1. Nov 2009 - Job updates: Postdoc position in biologically plausible RL open again! 2. Most of the 10 new jobs announced in 2009 in Schmidhuber's lab at IDSIA are filled, but we'll hire one more postdoc and one more PhD student in adaptive robotics (humanoids / artificial hands) and machine learning in general (both theory and practice). 3. Several new postdoc and PhD positions for 2010 still open. See also IDSIA seminars.

4. Fibonacci Web Design

5. April 15: Art and science as by-products of the desire to create / discover more data that is compressible in hitherto unknown ways: overview on theory of surprise & creativity and subjective beauty

Juergen Schmidhuber's team 2009
10 new jobs in Schmidhuber's lab at IDSIA
The EU - a new kind of empire?
STIFF - EU research project on enhancing biomorphic agility of robot arms and hands through variable stiffness & elasticity Theory of Surprise and Artificial Curiosity
Low- complexity Art

Dec 19: Plenary talk for Art Meets Science, Museum of Design, Zurich

Nov 11: This year's 11/11@11:11 talk at INI

Oct 10: Keynote for IEEE meeting on General AI cancelled

Sep 5: Plenary talk for ICANN 2008, Prague

Sep 3: Keynote for Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems KES 2008, Zagreb

June 27: Keynote for Artificial Cognitive Systems 2008

April 29: Zurich AI Lab: Brownbag talk
Mar 5: ETH Zurich
Jan 21: Dagstuhl Castle Talk: New Recurrent Neural Nets

1. Nov 17: Source code for LSTM and other recurrent networks (full BPTT, CTC, multidim. LSTM RNN, etc.), by Dr. Alex Graves.
2. Oct 24: IDSIA 20th anniversary celebration - great keynote speakers!
3. Sept 2008: JS elected to the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, whose 1200 members include many Nobel laureates, renowned architects / artists, and the Pope :-)
4. Aug 25: alternative Olympic gold medal count, including EU and Jamaica, plus all time gold count (2008).
5. WinterSemester 2008/09 at Schmidhuber's TUM lab: Course Machine Learning I (Dr. Martin Felder), Proseminar Music and Computer Science, Seminar Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Seminar Evolutionary Algorithms, Seminar Sequence Learning, more to come soon...
6. July 7: Postdoc position at IDSIA (program learning) is filled; 2 month visitor position is also filled
7. Apr 3: Short correspondence to Science (+ podcast) and Nature
8. Jan 17 (Schmidhuber's 45th birthday); selected artworks featuring his kids
9. Schmidhuber's activity report of last year (1 page summary)
10. Jan 1: Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, ex-head of SUPSI and IDSIA administration, becomes new secretary of state for education and research, the top science job in Switzerland, country with the most Nobel prizes / patents / citations per capita. Congrats!
1. Nov 28: IDSIA Jobs update - still open: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD student in biologically plausible reinforcement learning. Filled: 2 Postdocs in handwriting recognition, 1 Postdoc in medical image analysis; 1 PhD fellowship in evolutionary computation.
2. Oct 1: Publications & RNN page & evolution page & RL page & page on theory of surprise: 14 conference papers of 2008 on handwriting recognition, program learning, policy gradients, evolution, interestingness...
3. Mar 12: references updated for the RNN book
4. Overview of all computable universes (Spektrum 2007)
5. Pictures of Juergen and the kids
6. Need a Swiss or German partner for an EU project (call FP7 etc) on robot learning or time series analysis or evolution etc.? Contact us.
TU Munich Computer Science Computing the Universe
gold medal count with EU and Jamaica
Theory of Surprise and Artificial Curiosity
Artworks featuring Schmidhuber's kids
Pics of Juergen Schmidhuber and others

Oct 2: Joint invited lecture for Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2007) and Discovery Science (DS 2007), Sendai, Japan. Preprint
Oct 5: Univ. Tokyo
Sep 29: Univ. Hokkaido
Sep 27: Univ. Kyoto
Sep 25: BSI Riken, Tokyo
Aug 22-23: A*STAR Meeting on Expectation & Surprise, Singapore (Keynote)
July 12: Art Meets Science 2007: "Randomness vs simplicity & beauty in physics and the fine arts" (Keynote)
July 11: LMU: "How to learn a program"
June 29: Gatsby Neuroscience, UK
June 28: Univ. Reading, UK
Apr 24: ACAT'07: Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research, Amsterdam (Plenary)
Jan 23: Univ. Bochum

1. Nov 30: references requested for the RNN book
2. WS 2007/08 at Schmidhuber's TUM lab: Course Machine Learning I, Proseminar Genetic Programming, Seminars Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning
3. Civilian European Land Robot Trial (C-ELROB, 13-16 August 2007) in Ticino, Switzerland, co-organized by IDSIA & TUM
4. Feb 23: Master of Science in Intelligent Systems at the University of Lugano, Switzerland - enrolment deadline 1 July 2007
5. Feb 1: Courses at Schmidhuber's TUM lab: Machine Learning II, the Machine Learning Lab Course, Proseminar Genetic Programming, Seminars Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Recent Advances in Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks: Tricks of the Trade, Probabilistic Models of the Brain
6. Jan 17: Schmidhuber's 44th birthday. Activity report of last year (1 page summary)
1. Dec 10: Feedback networks
2. Nov 30: Cognitive Technical Systems
3. Oct 9: Publications, Subjective Beauty, Artificial Curiosity
4. Algorithmic Theory of Everything
5. Robot cars
6. 3 August: Postdoc position on reinforcement learning at IDSIA is filled.
7. May 20: Resilient machines with continuous self-modeling in the style of Gloye-Förster et al. (2004-05) (plus correspondence)
8. Mar 13: This postdoc position is now filled; we expect a new senior position.
9. What's new (old layout)
The RNN Book
Resilient machine with Continuous Self-Modeling
CoTeSys: Schmidhuber's group
Best robot car so far (Dickmanns, 1995)
Optimal Ordered Problem Solver
Feedback Network

Nov 8: MPI, Berlin
Nov 6-7: Zuse Symposium, Berlin: Is the universe a computer? (Plenary)
July 27: GWAL-7: Goedel Machines (Keynote)
May 27: Turing Days, Istanbul: computable universes and generalized Kolmogorov complexity (Plenary)
March 21: Cognitive Systems, Luxembourg
Jan 31: Dagstuhl Castle: algorithmic information and randomness

1. We are seeking outstanding PhD students / postdocs (BAT IIa) for the new CoTeSys cluster of excellence a TU Munich - follow the CoTeSys instructions. Selected topics: Artificial curiosity for artificial hands, behavior evolution for walking bipeds.
2. Another TUM job: BAT IIa or BAT Ib at TUM (EU project; Start Dec 1)
3. August 31: New jobs at IDSIA - Postdoc & Phd fellowships
4. Archimedes, greatest scientist ever
5. June 20: History converging? Again?
6. June 16: The Computational Universe (book review for American Scientist)
7. June 7: Job offer: IDSIA senior researcher position
8. May 18: Artificial Intelligence: AI history & outlook
9. May 15: Colossus (correspondence to Nature 441 p 25, May 2006)
10. May 9: Apply for a 2 week course (Sept 17-29, 2006) in beautiful Sarntal: Music and Machine Learning (deadline 26 May; only students of TUM, Erlangen, Stuttgart).
11. Mar 30: Source Code of the Optimal Ordered Problem Solver in crystalline format
12. Feb 20: Highlights of robot car history
13. Jan 26: correspondence to Nature (439 p 392, Jan 2006) on randomness and physics
1. Dec 18: Recent papers on Goedel machines (and consciousness)
2. Oct 25: New papers on robot learning (IROS, ICRA)
3. Sept 8: Einstein
4. Sept 4: A new, general method for evolution / reinforcement learning that outperforms many others on difficult control tasks (ECML)
5. August 3: New paper on optimal artificial curiosity and the nature of beauty (published June 2006)
6. May 1: Old Postdoc job filled (new one on the horizon)
7. Mar 29: Outline of SS 2006 course: Machine learning II
8. Feb 6: randomness and the deterministic computable universe
9. Feb 24: Randomness and Kolmogorov complexity
Goedel machine
Music and Machine Learning: Ferienakademie
Archimedes, greatest scientist ever
Randomness and Kolmogorov complexity
Learning Robots
Evolino for time series prediction

Dec 16: Siemens
Dec 7: Univ. Osnabrueck
Nov 29: LMU-TUM Colloquium
Nov 17: Univ. Innsbruck
Oct 4: Univ. Tokyo cancelled!
Sept 12: Plenary talk at ICANN 2005, Warsaw
July 4-8: NN 2005, Porto
June 22-23: Univ. Padova
June 18-21: Venice Summer School
May 13: Data Ecologies 2005, Linz (Plenary)

1. Dec 19: New site of TUM Computer Science
2. External funding for TUM CS postdocs & phd students
3. Design principles of Schmidhuber's web sites and talk slides: Fibonacci web design
4. F. L. Bauer
5. New 70 Teraflops supercomputer in the Leibniz Rechenzentrum
6. Nov 22: Job offer: Postdoc at IDSIA
7. Oct 4: Evolving recurrent neural nets (RNN) with fast synapses
8. EVOLINO for supervised RNN and recurrent SVMs (updated Dec 20)
9. Evolution main page
10. Sep 15: Course material WS 2005 / 06 etc.
11. April 2-19: By a strange coincidence, JS is at St. Peter's in Rome on the day Pope John Paul II dies, and in Prof. Ratzinger's old Diocese in Munich on the day he becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
1. Dec 20: Feedback nets
2. Ten new publications plus updated bibfile
3. Sep 30: Robot Learning
4. July 5: Newsweek letters on China etc.
5. May 6: Robot population explosion
6. Feb 25: Artificial curiosity (plus overview paper for AAAI 2005 symposium on developmental robotics)
7. Feb 8: Outline of SS 2005 course: Machine learning and optimization II
8. Revised paper on the Gödel machine (Dec 2004); compare arXiv cs.LO/0309048
9. Schickard, father of the computer age (1623)
10. Leibniz, inventor of bit and calculus and other things
F. L. Bauer
Konrad Zuse
Dec 9: Keynote talk at Neuro-IT, Munich
Nov 9: Plenary talk at ANNIE 2004, St. Louis, US: How to learn an algorithm: Optimal universal learners, Goedel machines & recurrent nets
July 12: Summer School NN2004: Porto, Portugal (recurrent networks)
July 13: NN2004: Porto (applications)
June 4: INI, ETH Zuerich
Mar 30: Keynote talk at Fourth Symposium on Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Univ. Leeds, UK
Feb 21: Symposium on 'Human Language: cognitive, neuroscientific and dynamical systems perspectives', Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (Keynote)
Feb 19: Univ. Newcastle
Jan 30: Univ. Amsterdam
1. Dec 13: Job @ IDSIA on speech & HMMs & RNNs. (Postdoc / visitor for 3 months; but 2 year prolongation possible).
2. Oct 1: TU Munich Cogbotlab established. Schmidhuber now Professor of Cognitive Robotics @ TUM & codirector IDSIA & Prof. SUPSI
3.Outline of course 2004/05: Machine learning and optimization I
4. Sept 6: Job offer at TU Munich (robot learning)
5. Statistical robotics overview
6. EU metal (Athens 2004)
7. More recent portrait (old one was out of date)
8. CIO article on Schmidhuber's work (The ideal scientist, 6/2/04, 5 pages, in German)
9. Goedel Machine FAQ
10. Gauss, mathematician of the millennium
11. Haber & Bosch, most influential persons of the 20th century
12. Announcement of Summer School on Imprecise Probabilities, July 27-31, 2004, Lugano (Switzerland)
13. German version of cover page
14. New home page layout for 2004 (previous 2003 layout).
1. Oct 25: TUM job and IDSIA jobs filled
2. Sept 6: Formerly inofficial Jobs at IDSIA now confirmed (learning robots)
3. Generalized Kolmogorov Complexity (with Jan Poland's new proof of a perfect coding theorem for Enumerable Output Machines, 3 Aug 2004)
4. Recurrent Neural Networks (new layout, more papers, source code etc)
5. NIPS 2003 RNNaissance workshop, with the lyrics of Bohebbian Rhapsody (compare Journal of Machine Learning Gossip)
6. Alan Turing (with recent letter in Nature 429, p. 501, 2004)
7. Optimal Ordered Problem Solver (with recent papers: MLJ 2004, IAS 2004, NIPS 2003)
8. Online publications
9. Learning Robots
Job offer
Predictability minimization
Statistical Robotics
Speed Prior
EU medals