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Weekly Update #8

General AI Challenge webinar with TensorFlow London, GoodAI meeting Microsoft CEO and other news 

April 12, 2017

This week was quite productive for the General AI Challenge team. We have prepared more events and occasions for you to meet us - read about it below!

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London TensorFlow meetup:

General AI Challenge

Missed us? Didn't make it to NYC? Then don't miss a chance to  meet our team online! Join the TensorFlow London webinar on YouTube live stream HERE!

Webinar starts at 6:30 PM BST, Wednesday, 26 April. See you there!

General AI Challenge Meetup in NYC:

Artificial General Intelligence through Games

The Challenge meetup in New York City took place last Wednesday April 5th. Dr. Julian Togelius (Game Innovation Lab, New York University) discussed the role of video games in developing general artificial intelligence. Video of the talk will come in the next week's update!

GoodAI CEO Marek Rosa meets

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO

During his visit to the Czech Republic, CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella met with the leaders of the most innovative companies of the region. Among them was GoodAI, represented by CEO of GoodAI, Marek Rosa, who explained to Satya our vision and work on general AI, as well as the General AI Challenge.

AI Summits by

Use discount code GOODAI to save 20% on tickets to:

- Deep Learning in Finance Summit, London, 1-2 June

- Deep Learning in Retail Summit, London, 1-2 June


Discounted passes expire soon for the below events & your 20% discount code (GOODAI) is applicable meaning a double saving:

- Machine Intelligence Summit, Amsterdam, 28-29 June

- Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit, Amsterdam, 28-29 June

- Deep Learning Summit, London, 21-22 September 

- Virtual Assistants Summit, London, 21-22 September

GoodAI: Itinerary for a Bright Future

Sungmin Aum (Senior Research Scientist, GoodAI) is going to hold a talk on General AI on the Science track of Olomouc International Festival of Science Documentary films.


Development of General AI is a daunting task. In GoodAI, we believe a methodical approach is crucial for the AGI development. In this talk, the previous attempts to AGI development will be reviewed, as well as the recent trends in AI development.  Another area of interest are the problems arising in the development: how to discourage parties involved from harming each other for the first-mover advantage? Taking one step further, how should we deal with Human-AI, or even AI-AI conflicts? The approach we are taking in GoodAI is first shared, and the talk will end with the preliminary results of the speaker’s research on this matter.. 

News from the AI world

Multiagent Bidirectionally-Coordinated Nets for Learning to Play StarCraft Combat Games

An interesting paper by Alibaba Group and University College London, who use the StarCraft(™) strategy game as a environment where the task is to coordinate multiple agents as a team to defeat their opposition

Why Momentum Really Works

We often think of Momentum as a means of dampening oscillations and speeding up the iterations, leading to faster convergence. But it has other interesting behavior. It allows a larger range of step-sizes to be used, and creates its own oscillations. What is going on?

Neural Network 3D Simulation


Stunning 3D visualizations of perceptron, multi-layer perceptron, convnet and spiking net. To inspire you!

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