Wednesday, June 29, 2016

AGI Start-ups, AGI Researchers and Research Institutes List - Vicarious, DeepMind, Numenta, AdaptiveAI, DiffBot, OpenCog, Baidu ...

"Strategic" resumes for anyone in this area who wants to watch and check what the competition in the AI/AGI race is doing. The list is to be continued, extended with the many research institutes in Universities, individual interesting researchers/philosophers etc., and presented better, maybe in a dedicated web site. Please add comments to include your team or project. Mistakes and outdated info are possible, the list is given "As is", please check the respective sources for confirmation.

CompanyAreas and topicsKey People (and ex-)
NumentaHTM, GROK, Cognitive Computing, Neural Computing, Neocortex-simulationJeff Hawkins
DeepMind (Google)Reinforcement Learnng (Atari 2600 player), Deep LearningDemis Hassabis, Shane Legg
VicariusMental simulaiton, imagination, generative models, neural learning, cognitive computing,neocortex functional simulation. Solved "Captcha", but didn't sell a product yet.Dileep George (ex. Numenta), Scott Phoenix
BaiduDeep Learning, Image Recognition, Speech recognition, Recommendation, ...Andrew Ng
AdaptiveAIIntelligent Assistants, Phone-answering interactive systems, ...
DiffBotIntelligent crawlers/data mining/information extraction; browser-simulation with computer-vision-assisted analysis and search
FacebookDeep Learning, face recogniton, ...Le Con
StanfordTradition in Computer Vision since 70-ies, Self-driving cars, Deep Learning
MicrosoftDeep Learning, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision, ...
OpenCogOpen source, Cognitive Architecture, ...Ben Goertzel
LEVAN (Learn everything about anything)Computer vision, Visual learning, NLP, Crawler, studies from web
Hyperscience"Artificial intelligence for the enterprise", currently "in stealth" Located in NY and Sofia.
nnaisenseLarge scale NN, superhuman perception, intelligent automation, general-purpose AIJuergen Schmidhuber
Cognitive AlgorithmNon-neuromorphic Deep Learning, Hierarchical Pattern Discovery, Incremental on-line learningBoris Kazachenko, "Open project"
Twenkid ResearchAGI, V*****, Z***** (Seed AI), Ethics, Philosophy, Language, Developmental Psychology, "Stealth"Todor Arnaudov
...Developmental robotics...

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