Weekly Update #6

Challenge events, conferences & GoodAI Applied

March 29, 2017

The General AI Challenge is on and running for over a month already! We are getting to know our participants better, and keep preparing events for them all over the world.

General AI Challenge Meetup in NYC:

Artificial General Intelligence through Games

If you are into AI and also like video games, don’t miss our upcoming Challenge meetup in New York City! On Wednesday April 5th, at WeWork Park South, NYC, Dr. Julian Togelius (Game Innovation Lab, New York University) will explore the role of video games in developing general intelligence. The team from GoodAI will share their perspective on the topic via a live stream, and share info about the $5M General AI Challenge.


The event is hosted by YHouse's as part of the existing meetup series called Consciousness Club NYC. Hurry up, the capacity is limited!

General AI Challenge is a part of university curriculum!


Students of Faculty of Information Technology of Czech Technical University in Prague have an opportunity to enroll in the Challenge as a part of their study program. GoodAI contributed to university’s“Cooperation with Industry” program, which is now available to all students of the faculty.

Intro to GoodAI Applied


GoodAI Applied is a sister company of GoodAI that focuses on using artificial intelligence solutions to maximize business success for companies and organizations across a range of industries.

More at:  https://www.goodai.com/goodai-applied

GoodAI at Innovation Summit Prague (May 26)

The European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI) is organizing the Innovation Summit, which is part of Innovation Week Prague. It will focus on artificial intelligence, the latest Smart technologies, and their impacts on both professional and private life.

Leading foreign and Czech experts are going to be a part of the Conference. Among them -

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and Senior Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Founder and CEO of Jumpstarter Inc.

Jan Feyereisl, Executive Director at AI Roadmap Institute and Senior Research Scientist at GoodAI.


The 6th Computer Science Online Conference 2017

(April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017)

This conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in strengthening the scientific foundations in computer science, informatics, and software engineering. Attendees will participate using a web-based conferencing solution, and slides will be available online.

Join the web-conference to learn from GoodAI Senior Research Scientist, Jaroslav Vítku!


News from the AI world

From the neocortex to the cloud: Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink. It is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence.

The idea of improving our bandwidth sounds tempting, but raises quite some questions and concerns. Are the prognoses of Ray Kurzweil coming true, and human brain will soon merge with computer networks to form a hybrid artificial intelligence? Is that expected to remove the threat of AI? And finally - will our bodies and minds, especially their conscious part, be able to catch up with the accelerated brainpower?



Evolution Strategies as a Scalable Alternative to Reinforcement Learning.



Canada funds $125 million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy to achieve top position in AI education and research.



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