Research team receives 1.5 million euros to develop algorithms that learn with child-like curiosity

The grant is part of a Volkswagen Foundation funding program that aims at establishing an interdisciplinary network of experts in the field of self-learning AI

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An international team of scientists at the Max Planck Institutes (MPI) for Intelligent Systems and for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, as well as at the MPI for Educational Research in Berlin, is receiving funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to develop novel learning algorithms based on the theory of childlike curiosity. The team aims to translate curiosity and interest into program code that promotes self-motivated learning behavior in robotic systems.

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Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

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