Inspired by the creation of new algorithms, increased computing power and the development of deep learning techniques, Artificial Intelligence has developed ever more powerful technical systems, including robots, conversational agents and brain-computer interfaces. At the same time, inspired by those same advances in Machine Learning and AI, the field of Cognitive Science has made leaps and bounds in understanding and modeling human behavior, including human motion, human language, and the human brain. It is too rare today it that the fields of AI and CogSci join in a dialogue to together develop better methodologies and produce better results, both in understanding human behavior, and in building systems that interact with humans.
This seminar aims to open that dialogue between the fields of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Speakers may come from one field or the other, but all will use this opportunity to reflect on how a pairing between the two fields can be stronger than the sum of the parts. We hope you will join us in building a common language, and a common understanding of the grand societal challenges we face today, and that together we can conquer.