|Born||17 January 1963
"Munich, "West Germany
|Alma mater||"Technische Universität München|
|Institutions||"Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research|
Jürgen Schmidhuber (born 17 January 1963) is a "computer scientist who works in the field of "artificial intelligence. He is a co-director of the "Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research in "Manno, in the district of "Lugano, in "Ticino in southern Switzerland.
Schmidhuber did his undergraduate studies at the "Technische Universität München in "Munich, Germany. He taught there from 2004 until 2009 when he became a professor of artificial intelligence at the "Università della Svizzera Italiana in "Lugano, Switzerland.
In 1997, Schmidhuber and "Sepp Hochreiter published a paper on a type of "recurrent neural network which they called "Long short-term memory. In 2015, this was used in a new implementation of "speech recognition in Google's software for "smartphones.
In 2014, Schmidhuber formed a company, Nnaisense, to work on commercial applications of artificial intelligence in fields such as finance, heavy industry and "self-driving cars. Sepp Hochreiter, "Jaan Tallinn, and "Marcus Hutter are advisers to the company. Sales were under 11 million USD in 2016; however, Schmidhuber states that the current emphasis is on research and not revenue. Nnaisense raised its first round of capital funding in January 2017. Schumidhuber's overall goal is to create an "all-purpose AI by training a single AI in sequence on a variety of narrow tasks; however, skeptics point out that companies such as Arago GmbH and "IBM have applied AI to various different projects for years without showing any signs of artificial general intelligence.
Schmidhuber frequently and harshly criticizes modern deep learning researchers such as "Yann LeCun for allegedly understating the contributions of Schmidhuber and other early machine learning pioneers. LeCun denies the charge, stating instead that Schmidhuber "keeps claiming credit he doesn't deserve".
Schmidhuber received the Helmholtz Award of the International Neural Network Society in 2013, and the Neural Networks Pioneer Award of the "IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2016. He is a member of the "European Academy of Sciences and Arts.