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Kinds of Intelligence: Machine Minds - Conference

19 June 2019 - 21 June 2019

Kinds of Intelligence 2: Machine Minds will take place June 19th-21st at Newnham College in Cambridge (UK).

KoI2:MM 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.

This year we will be accepting abstract submissions on each of the themes (see call for papers details below).

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 associated with augmented intelligence?

Confirmed Speakers (more to follow)

Professor Thomas Metzinger (Gutenberg Research College)
Professor Claire Sergent (Uni­ver­sité Paris Descartes) 
Professor Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv University)  
Professor Brian Cantwell Smith (University of Toronto) 
Dr Anders Sandberg (University of Oxford)  
Professor Tamar Makin (University of Oxford) 

For more information see Kinds of Intelligence and Kinds of Intelligence: Complete Call for Papers
Delegate booking for this event will open in Spring 2019
Details of last years conference can be found at Varieties of Mind