Machine Learning Coffee seminar "Future AI: Autonomous machine learning and beyond"

Event type: 
HIIT seminar
Event time: 
20.03.2017 - 09:15 - 10:00
Lecturer : 
Harri Valpola
Seminar room T5, CS building, Konemiehentie 2, Otaniemi

Harri Valpola, The Curious AI Company

Future AI: Autonomous machine learning and beyond

Abstract: Many researchers have identified autonomous machine learning (unsupervised, semi-supervised and reinforcement learning) as an important cornerstone of advanced artificial intelligence. The Curious AI Company is developing such autonomous learning systems. We already have state-of-the-art results in several semi-supervised classification tasks but we are also working on bringing autonomy to learning segmentation and hierarchical control, both of them tasks that take a lot of human work when developing for instance self-driving cars. However, we believe there's an even more important blocker on the way to advanced AI: the fundamental inability of currently used parallel distributed neural coding to properly represent objects and their interactions. We are working on deep learning networks whose neuro-symbolic representations will hopefully allow neural networks to understand the world not only in terms of a collection of features but in terms of objects and their interactions, too. This is necessary for many tasks such as communication, reasoning and complex decision making.

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Seminars will be held on Mondays at 9 am at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki every other week. At Aalto University, talks will be held in Konemiehentie 2, seminar room T5 and at the University of Helsinki in Kumpula, seminar room D123, unless otherwise noted. Talks will begin at 9:15 am and porridge and coffee will be served from 9:00 am.

Following talks:

  • March 27, Kumpula, Hiroshi Mamitsuka: Learning to Rank: applications to bioinformatics
  • April 4, Otaniemi: Mikko Kivelä: Multilayer networks


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