Since age 15, the main goal of Jürgen Schmidhuber has been to build a self-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) smarter than himself, then retire. He is often called the father of AI. His lab's deep learning neural networks such as LSTM have revolutionized machine learning, are now on 3 billion smartphones, and used billions of times per day, for Facebook's automatic translation (2017), Google's speech recognition (since 2015), Apple's Siri & QuickType, Amazon's Alexa, etc. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and president of the company NNAISENSE, which aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.
Our deep learning artificial neural networks have won numerous contests in pattern recognition and machine learning. They are now used billions of times per day by the world’s most valuable public companies. I will discuss the latest state-of-the-art results in numerous applications and outline how AIs will transform every aspect of our civilization, and eventually colonize the universe, and make it intelligent.