Juergen Schmidhuber

Since age 15 or so Prof. Schmidhuber's main scientific ambition has been to build an optimal scientist, then retire. In 2028 they will force him to retire anyway. By then he shall be able to buy hardware providing more raw computing power than his brain. Will the proper self-improving software lag far behind? If so he'd be surprised. This optimism is driving his research on mathematically sound, general purpose universal learning machines and the New AI which is relevant not only for robotics but also for physics.

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