4 December 2015

The leading German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has interviewed Juergen Schmidhuber about AI and creativity, and how he wants to build a robot that is as creative as a human.

19 November 2015

IDSIA's scientific co-director Juergen Schmidhuber has been interviewed by Neue Zürcher Zeitung on Artificial Intelligence, Deep Neural Networks, and what the future beholds.

6 November 2015

Wednesday 4th of November, Franco Gervasoni, director of SUPSI, Luca Gambardella, director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Marco Borradori mayor of Lugano and Fathi Derder, promoter of the motion that called for the reintroduction of speed races of electrical vehicles, had a meeting with Patrick Aebischer, president of the Federal polytechnic school of Lausanne (EPFL) to discuss about the Swiss ePrix Lugano.

28 October 2015

We recently open-sourced a new neural networks library called Brainstorm, developed over the past year at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA by PhD students Klaus Greff and Rupesh Srivastava. Brainstorm is designed to make neural networks fast, flexible and fun. Lessons learned from earlier open source projects led to new design elements compatible with multiple platforms and computing backends. Brainstorm already has a robust base feature set, including support for recurrent neural networks (RNNs) such as LSTM, Clockwork, 2D Convolution/Pooling and Highway layers on CPU/GPU. All data is considered sequential, and RNNs are first-class citizens. The release of Brainstorm was very well received by the open source community. On Github, it became the top trending Python project, and was in the top 3 among all projects within a couple of days. We plan to continue to improve Brainstorm with the help of the community.

26 October 2015

The Recurrent Neural Networks developed by the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, USI-SUPSI) constitute the foundations of an important technological innovation announced recently by Google through an official release (http://googleresearch.blogspot.ch/2015/09/google-voice-search-faster-and-more.html) and financed by the Swiss National Fund for scientific research.