Jürgen Schmidhuber

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Jürgen Schmidhuber
Born 17 January 1963[1]
Munich,[1] West Germany
Residence Switzerland
Nationality German
Fields Artificial intelligence
Institutions Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research
Alma mater Technische Universität München
Known for Gödel machine

Jürgen Schmidhuber (born 1963)[1] is a computer scientist who works in the field of artificial intelligence. He is a co-director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research in Manno, in Ticino in southern Switzerland.[2]

Schmidhuber did his undergraduate studies at Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany.[1] He taught there from 2004 until 2009, when he became a professor of artificial intelligence at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.[3]


In 1997, Schmidhuber and Sepp Hochreiter published a paper on a type of recurrent neural network which they called long short-term memory. In 2015, this was used in a new implementation of speech recognition in Google's software for smartphones.[2]

In 2014, Schmidhuber formed a company, Nnaisense, to work on commercial applications of artificial intelligence in fields such as finance, heavy industry and self-driving cars. Sepp Hochreiter and Jaan Tallinn are advisers to the company.[2]


Schmidhuber received the Helmholtz Award of the International Neural Networks Society in 2013,[4] and the Neural Networks Pioneer Award of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2016.[5] He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.[6][3]


  1. ^ a b c d CV
  2. ^ a b c John Markoff (27 November 2016). When A.I. Matures, It May Call Jürgen Schmidhuber ‘Dad’. The New York Times. Accessed April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Dave O'Leary (3 October 2016). The Present and Future of AI and Deep Learning Featuring Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber. IT World Canada. Accessed April 2017.
  4. ^ INNS Awards Recipients. International Neural Network Society. Accessed December 2016.
  5. ^ Recipients: Neural Networks Pioneer Award. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. Accessed April 2017.
  6. ^ Members. European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Accessed December 2016.