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Jürgen Schmidhuber

is a computer scientist most noted for his work in the field of artificial intelligence, deep learning and artificial neural networks.

In 1997, Schmidhuber and Sepp Hochreiter published a paper on a type of recurrent neural network which they called Long short-term memory or LSTM.

In 2011, Schmidhuber's team at IDSIA with his postdoc Dan Ciresan also achieved dramatic speedups of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) on fast parallel computers called GPUs.

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.

however, skeptics point out that companies such as Arago GmbH and IBM have applied AI to various different projects for years without showing any signs of artificial general intelligence.[28]

Schmidhuber complained in a 'scathing 2015 article' that fellow deep learning researchers Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio 'heavily cite each other,' but 'fail to credit the pioneers of the field,” allegedly understating the contributions of Schmidhuber and other early machine learning pioneers including Alexey Grigorevich Ivakhnenko who published the first deep learning networks already in 1965.