Computing PhD Student Wins Kurzweil Prize for Artificial Intelligence

Researchers from the Australian National University have been recognised for their research in Artificial Intelligence. Computing PhD candidate Tom Everitt has been awarded the Kurzweil Prize for best AGI Paper at the Ninth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence in New York.  The Kurzweil Prize is given to research that makes exceptional contribution to the artificial general inteligence field. Given the rapid developement of artificial intelligence, it becomes increasingly important to formalise a theoretical argument which controls agents with any level of intelligence. The paper was written by a group of computer scientists from the Research School of Computer Science, including  Honours student Daniel Filan, Dr Mayank Daswani, and Professor Marcus Hutter. You can watch Tom’s presentation from AGI-16 here. You can read Tom’s paper titled Self-Modification of Policy and Utility Function in…


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