Video Friday: DeepMind’s Shane Legg on Machine Superintelligence

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In the news this week, Google is acquiring artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for more than $500 million USD. Founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind’s research remains somewhat mysterious. To learn more it helps to examine  the research of its founders. These videos comprise a lecture given by Dr. Shane Legg on the development of machine superintelligence. This lecture was recorded on 31st of October 2009 at the UKH+ meeting and it is well worth your time if you are interested in this work.

The talk outlines Shane’s work  on creating a foundation for general artificial intelligence:

  •  What is intelligence?
  •  How can we formalise machine intelligence?
  •  Solomonoff Induction: a universal prediction system.
  •  AIXI: Hutter’s universal artificial intelligence.
  •  MC-AIXI: a computable approximation of AIXI.
  •  Can the brain tell us anything useful for building an AI?
  •  Is building a super intelligent machine a good idea?

The entire lecture follows in 12 short segments.

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