Dr. von der Malsburg did his PhD in elementary particle physics at CERN, Geneva, and in Heidelberg. He worked as research scientist in a Max-Planck-Institute for Neuroscience in Göttingen, as Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology at USC in Los Angeles, co-founded the Institute for Neural Computation at Ruhr-University Bochum and is now Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. In the neurosciences he is known for his theories of network self-organization in the growing brain and for his Dynamic Link Architecture, which puts cognition on a neural basis.
He co-founded two successful companies based on his theory and is the recipient of a number of national and international awards.
Artificial Intelligence beyond Deep Learning
With little exception, present AI technology is totally dependent on previous human thought, thought either in the form of human-written algorithms or in the form of human-generated sample solutions. True intelligence is the ability to pursue general goals in changing environments. I will discuss the stumbling blocks that stand in the way of achieving that in silico and how to remove them.