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Risto Miikkulainen

Risto Miikkulainen

Risto Miikkulainen is CTO at Sentient Technologies and a professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. His recent research focuses on methods and applications of neuroevolution, as well as neural network models of natural language processing and vision. Risto has published over 370 articles in these research areas and has 16 patents pending. He is an IEEE fellow and a recipient of the 2017 Gabor Award of the International Neural Network Society. Risto holds an MS in engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, and a PhD in computer science from UCLA.


11:05am-11:45am Friday, September 7, 2018
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning models, Reinforcement Learning
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Deep learning (DL) has transformed much of AI and demonstrated how machine learning can make a difference in the real world. With DL, the massive expansion of available training data and compute gave neural networks a new instantiation that significantly increased their power. Evolutionary computation (EC) is on the verge of a similar breakthrough. Risto Miikkulainen explains why. Read more.