The Interactive Robots and Media Lab of NYU AD, New York University’s largest global campus, home to “IbnSina”, the world’s first arabic speaking android robot and the “FaceBots” social robots, is organizing its third international summer school, which will take place in 2012 between June 17 and July 12, with a duration of four weeks.
The behavior of a computer system consists of a sequence of operations. A major difference between conventional computer systems and artificially intelligent systems is that while the former follow predetermined programs provided by human programmers, the latter systems must be capable of some “self-programming”, in the sense that their behavior cannot always be explicitly specified by a human and must, to varying degrees, be decided by the system itself. Many existing AI techniques, such as state-space searching, action planning, production systems, genetic programming, inductive logic programming, reinforcement learning, reactive or adaptive agents and robots, can thus be considered, to a greater or lesser extent, capable of self-programming. Continue reading Self-Programming & Constructivist Methodologies for AGI
This year the Icelandic Centre of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science celebrates the life and work of Alan Turing with a series of dedicated talks. The Turing Year Events at Reykjavik University are organized in collaboration with the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, the Icelandic Mathematical Society, CADIA and The Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines.
Of note is the joint talk on April 12th by Yngvi Björnsson on Alan Turing’s contributions to AI. The talk will be followed by a critique of the Turing Test by Kristinn R. Thórisson, followed by a question/answer session.
The news bulletin for the event follows in this post, including the schedule and description of talks. For slides, data and other related content, please see the Event’s Website.
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This summer school focuses on issues related to the original goal of artificial general intelligence, namely that of building machines capable of operating in a range of different environments and domains, and doing a range of unrelated tasks in a coordinated manner, with a special focus on methodology, integration, and architecture.
More information follows in this post.
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