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RISTO MIIKKULAINEN

Vice President, Sentient Technologies

Risto Miikkulainen is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas in Austin. He is also the Vice President at Sentient.ai. a company that combines multiple AI disciplines from deep learning to evolutionary AI and neuroevolution. They have created a platform called Learning Evolutionary Algorithm Framework (LEAF™), inspired by biological evolution, that can revolutionize the way AI can be used, by evolving any data to solve specific problems.

 

Risto is an alumnus of Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) where he received an M.S. in Engineering, and the UCLA, where is received his Ph.D. in Computer Science. His current research focuses on methods and applications of neuroevolution, as well as neural network models of natural language processing and vision; he is an author of over 380 articles in these research areas. He is an IEEE Fellow; his work on neuroevolution has recently been recognized with the Gabor Award of the International Neural Network Society and Outstanding Paper of the Decade Award of the International Society for Artificial Life.

Risto will host a demo in the Alogrithmic Inequality track.