Time & Location
September 1-2, 2011 in Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland
Full information can be found on the HUMANOBS workshop wiki
The HUMANOBS Workshop is focused on the impending paradigm shift from constructionist to constructivist methodologies for building artificial intelligence. Constructionist refers to traditional top-down software design, which places serious limitations on scaling, while Constructivist refers to self-organizing systems that manage their own growth.
Update, August: Please note that the final program agenda is subject to change. Final details are kept up to date on the official HUMANOBS workshop website. Continue reading HUMANOBS Workshop on Constructivist Methodologies for Building Artificial Intelligence
A valued colleague of ours, researcher & author Dr. Ben Goertzel, was recently interviewed by PhysOrg.com journalist Stuart Dambrot, discussing questions put forth by Goertzel at the Transhumanism Meets Design conference: (A) “How can we design a world (virtual or physical) so that it supports ongoing learning and growth and ethical behavior?” (B) “How can we design a mind so that it takes advantage of the affordances its world offers?””
Continue reading Don’t Miss Ben Goertzel’s Insight into AI & Virtual Environments in Interview on PhysOrg.com
Dr. Jacky Mallet, Ph.D. graduate from MIT, will be holding a talk at Reykjavik University on her research on modern banking systems and economic theory. Using complex dynamic systems, her computer simulations have yielded evidence challenging some of the assumptions on which modern economic theories are based.
A number of deficiencies in the textbook model of the banking system’s behaviour will be demonstrated in the talk, titled Analysing the Behaviour of the Textbook Fractional Reserve Banking Model as a Complex Dynamic System.
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Continue reading Research on Modern Banking Systems and Economic Theory Presented by Dr. Jacky Mallett
Introducing a call for papers for the proposed workshop on Self-Programming in AGI Systems. The workshop will be part of the next conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), hosted by Google, Inc. August 3-6th, at its headquarter facilities in Mountain view, California, USA.
A compact description of areas of interest is included in this post, and full descriptions, questions of interest, information and submission guidelines can be found on our dedicated workshop page.
Continue reading Call for Papers: Self-Programming in AGI Systems – AGI-11 Workshop