Todor Arnaudov's Research

Todor is the author of probably the world's first University courses in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) back in
2010 and 2011. He presented them in Plovdiv University, where he is a MSc in Software Technologies (second? average grades), BSc in Informatics (first).

He is the first and most frequent winner of prizes for ideas and contributions to Boris Kazachenko's Cognitive Algorithm AGI project.

I will create a thinking machine that will self-improve - an interview from 2009, which he gave for the Bulgarian's popular science magazine "Obekty".

Browse the AGI lecture slides, articles and other materials mostly in Bulgarian and a selection in English only.

As an undergraduate he was an intern in the Wolverhampton research group in Computational Linguistics, where in several months he produced from scratch a work that participated at LREC 2008 and IMCSIT 2008 - Smarty - an extendable framework for comprehension assistants. As early as a first year student he worked as a researcher-developer in Plovdiv University, as un undergraduate - a developer in a video-transition effects company called Transmutators; as an MSc student he was one of the initial handful of engineers in a fabless semiconducor startup called "ASIC Depot", later acquired by Broadcom.

Todor is author of the Bulgarian speech synthesizers "Glas 2004" (as a first year student) and "Toshko 2" and other free and proprietary software since his teenage years.

The interest in Artificial General Intelligence comes from Todor's versatility. He considers himself a "Renaissance person" with his intrinsic general curiosity, diversity of talents, interests and activities, besides computer science, software development, AGI and the directly related sciences such as (developmental) psychology, neuroscience, cybernetics, cognitive science, etc.

He has been involved with all kinds of creative and performing arts and storytelling, culminating in filmmaking; humanities such as philosophy, linguistics, sociolinguistics, language learning, social science, history; he's also into sports, both as a fan and as someone who loves working out and being fit.

Todor has worked also in media. He was a writer for the popular science magazine "Obekty", recently was an author of an interdisciplinary article in the newspaper of Plovdiv University "Escape from the Brave Video World", was a screen writer of an educational film about photography, produced by Bulgarian National Television (BNT) - Megapixels, 2009. He is a creator- writer, videographer, video editor, actor of/in documentaries and short films and music videos and makes them with editing and visual effects software developed by himself (Twenkid FX Studio, still a prototype for internal use, not published yet). He had several appearances in prime time on BNT.

Todor is an author and publisher of avant-garde literature - for example the interdisciplinary-multidisciplinary e-zine "Sacred Computer", one of the first e-zines on the Bulgarian Internet, first issue in late 2000 at age 16, regular until 2004, one more issue in 2005. He's also author of the more recent avant-garde e-zine "Razumir" (2014-2015-) focused on social science, philosophy, art, satirical creative writing, political and historical analysis etc.

See Todor's active research blog Artificial Mind

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Todor is looking for R&D and creative opportunities and collaboration.

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