Jürgen Schmidhuber is the Scientific Director of the Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA (of USI & SUPSI), a non-profit research institute for artificial intelligence (AI). The media has called him the father of modern AI. His lab’s deep learning methods have revolutionised machine learning, and are now available to billions of users through Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Baidu, Amazon, and many other companies. His research group also established the field of mathematically rigorous universal AI and optimal universal problem solvers. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award. As president of NNAISENSE, he aims at building the first practical general purpose AI.