Director of IIIM Chairing Next Conference on Artificial General Intelligence

Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson is chairing the next conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), hosted by Google, Inc. at its headquarter facilities in Mountain view, California, USA.

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The conference, the 4th in its series, will be held August 3-6th (Wed-Sat), 2011. Information is provided on the official AGI Conference Website.

A convenient summary of useful information also follows in this post, below.

As stated in the Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on AGI (PDF) in 2009 by Ben Goertzel, Pascal Hitzler and Marcus Hutter:

“The original goal of the AI field was the construction of “thinking machines”, that is, computer systems with human-like general intelligence.

For the last few decades, however, majority of AI researchers have focused on what can be called “narrow AI” – systems with intelligence limited to specific, highly constrained tasks. In recent years more and more researchers have recognized the necessity – and feasibility – of returning to the original goals of the field.”

If you are interested in submitting proposals, workshops, tutorials, and demos the instructions can be found [on their site’s Call for Papers. Note that submission deadline is February 15, 2011.

“Whether an accepted paper (either full-length or short position statement) will be presented as a talk or as a poster will be determined by the Program Committee, in part based on paper quality as assessed by the anonymous reviewers, and in part according to the extent the paper addresses a topic of core interest to the AGI community.” [AGI Conference Website]