I put everything talk slides on the web: http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/everythingtalk/ http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/computeruniverse.html
And also a recent overview article:
The New AI: General & Sound & Relevant for Physics J. Schmidhuber. TR IDSIA-04-03, arxiv:cs.AI/0302012 To appear in B. Goertzel and C. Pennachin, eds.: Artificial General Intelligence http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/newai/newai.html
Abstract. Most traditional artificial intelligence (AI) systems of the past 50 years are either very limited, or based on heuristics, or both. The new millennium, however, has brought substantial progress in the field of theoretically optimal and practically feasible algorithms for prediction, search, inductive inference based on Occam's razor, problem solving, decision making, and reinforcement learning in environments of a very general type. Since inductive inference is at the heart of all inductive sciences, some of the results are relevant not only for AI and computer science but also for physics, provoking nontraditional predictions based on Zuse's thesis of the computer-generated universe.
Juergen Schmidhuber http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/