Leading the way for machine learning to become truly intelligent

 Karl Friston (FRS, FMedSci, FRSB) has revolutionized brain imaging and neuroscience with his Free Energy Theory and extraordinary number of cited publications in the scientific community. He leads the mission of the Spatial Web Foundation to ensure that the framework for AI be contextual and humane.

Neuroscientific pioneer

Karl Friston is known among other breakthroughs for Statistical Parametric Mapping, Voxel-based Morphometry, Dynamic Causal Modelling, and the Free Energy Principle.

Depth of publications and citations

In 2016 he was ranked No. 1 by Semantic Scholar in the list of top 10 most influential neuroscientists.

Awards and achievements

In 1996, he received the first Young Investigators Award in Human Brain Mapping, and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999) in recognition of contributions to the bio-medical sciences. In 2000 he was President of the international Organization for Human Brain Mapping. In 2003 he was awarded the Minerva Golden Brain Award and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006 and received a Collège de France Medal in 2008. In 2011 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York and became a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

Shaping the AI that makes the Spatial Web possible

The Spatial Web's scientific mission is that artificial intelligence be able to understand context in order to serve humanity.

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