Risto Miikkulainen: Neuroevolution, Evolutionary Computation and Models of Present & Future Minds

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Risto Miikkulainen is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin and AVP of Evolutionary Intelligence at Cognizant AI Labs. He received an M.S. in Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1990. His current research focuses on methods and applications of neuroevolution, evolutionary computation, machine learning, cognitive science as well as neural network models of natural language processing and vision; he is an author of over 450 articles in these research areas. In 2016, he was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to techniques and applications for neural and evolutionary computation.

EPISODE LINKS:
- Risto's Website https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/risto/
- Risto's Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2SmbjHAAAAAJ&hl=en

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TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) - Introduction
(1:13) - Evolution of Future Minds
(4:37) - Sci-fi Influences
(6:29) - Computational Models in Medicine
(12:04) - AI & Human Minds
(16:45) - Consciousness Models
(20:53) - Similarities Between Biology & Computers
(24:25) - Computing Human Behaviour
(32:18) - Computer Algorithms vs Human Psychology
(39:43) - Human Augmentation (Superhuman)
(45:11) - Neuroevolution & Evolutionary Computation
(1:00:15) - Cognizant AI Labs
(1:03:18) - Ethical Dilemmas in AI
(1:11:25) - Risto's AI Vision For The Future
(1:15:41) - Conclusion