Kinds of Intelligence 2: Machine Minds

Kinds of Intelligence 2 is an interdisciplinary conference exploring issues related to our understanding of intelligence and minds in the age of AI. The conference is split into three themes across the three days and preceded on June 18th by the annual Margaret Boden lecture, this year given by Daniel Dennett.

Dates Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Newnham College, Cynthia Beerbower Room, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF
Contact Name Judith Weik
Contact Phone 01223760488
Website Event website

Event details:

Conference Topics

Day 1: Artificial consciousness in the age of deep learning
Is it possible to create machine consciousness? If so, should we, and how can this be regulated? How will we know if or when we have artificial consciousness?
How does deep learning allow us to approach or understand consciousness differently?

Day 2: Generality and intelligence in animals and AI
What is generality and could machines have it? What are the trade-offs between generality and performance in animals and machines? How can the common-sense knowledge of animals be encoded for use with AI? Does it need to be?

Day 3: Artificial Intelligence and intelligence augmentation
How will our understanding of minds change as they become more integrated with machines? How are AI techniques used for cognitive enhancements now and in the near future? How do we best navigate the benefits and risks

Cost: £60 (£30 concession)

Ages: Adults


Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: Telephone: 01223760488


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