2012 IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems
Deadline extended: February, 15. 2012.
This EAIS Edition will be held in Madrid, Spain, between May 17-18, 2012.
One of the important research challenges today is to develop new theoretical methods, algorithms, and implementations of systems with a higher level of flexibility and autonomy, we can say with higher level of intelligence. Intelligent systems should be dynamically evolving and be able to adapt and learn. That is, the system must be able to evolve, to self-develop, to self-organize, to self-evaluate and to self-improve. The emerging area of Evolving Intelligent Systems targets non-stationary processes by developing novel on-line learning methods and computationally efficient algorithms for real-time applications. Some of the natural implementation areas of Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent systems are: wireless sensor networks, assisted ambient intelligence, embedded soft computing diagnostics and prognostics algorithms, intelligent agents, smart evolving sensors, autonomous robotic systems etc.
EAIS 2012 continues the tradition established by the successful series of IEEE conferences starting with EFS’06 (Lake District, England), GEFS’08 (Witten-Bomerhoz, Germany), ESDIS’09 (Nashville, USA), EIS’10 (Leicester, England), and EAIS’11 (Paris, France). It will provide a friendly atmosphere and will be a leading international forum focusing on discussing problems, research, results and future directions in the area of Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems.
More Information: www.uc3m.es/eais12
CALL FOR PAPERS: Enaction: Challenges and Successes
International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems
conference session on General Intelligence in Embodied Agents, as part of an IEEE Symposium on Human-Level AI
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE IN EMBODIED AGENTS
SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS
II Workshop ReteCog on Interaction 2013
Submission of contributions
ASSC16, Brighton, UK, July 02-06 2012
The 16th meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
http://www.theassc.org/conferences/assc_16 We are delighted to announce that the 16th meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will take place in Brighton, UK, from July 02-06, 2012.
The meeting will be organized by the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex (www.sussex.ac.uk/sackler). Brighton, affectionately known as ‘London by the sea’ is a popular international conference destination. It is only 49 minutes by train from central London and just 30 minutes from Gatwick International Airport (LGW; there are also easy transport links from Heathrow). Brighton is a small city (population ~500,000) with conference facilities, hotels, restaurants, pubs, transport links, and the beach all within easy walking distance. The city is well known for its vibrant scientific, artistic, and digital communities, its café and pub society, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside (the South Downs National Park is just a couple of miles to the north). And in July, the weather is also usually very good as well! For more information on Brighton, see www.visitbrighton.org.
To ensure that ASSC16 is special, we have arranged for it to be held in the superb Dome and Corn Exchange theatre complex, in the heart of Brighton’s artistic quarter (http://www.brightondome.org/) and is only minutes from the beach. These heritage buildings date from the early 19th century and were recently refurbished in a £2,000,000 project to provide an unparalled combination of elegance and efficiency. With the support of the city, we are confident that ASSC16 will not only be a premier scientific meeting, but a citywide celebration of consciousness science.
We already have an exciting line-up of keynote speakers for 2012: Victor Lamme (University of Amsterdam), Tim Bayne (University of Oxford), Tania Singer (University of Zurich), Geraint Rees (University College London), and Josef Perner (University of Salzburg). We are also delighted to announce a ‘special lecture’ from Christof Koch (Caltech).
In a major change from previous ASSC meetings, ASSC16 will take place over four full days, plus one tutorial day, and will run from Monday to Friday instead of across a weekend. We have made these changes in order to ensure that excellent scientific content can be combined with enough time for discussion, poster viewing, and the like. We do not expect registration fees to be substantially affected. We should also point out that the ASSC16 dates do NOT clash with the London Olympics!Calls for proposals for tutorials and symposia will shortly be available on http://www.theassc.org/conferences/assc_16 with a submission deadline of October 30, 2011. On behalf of the local organizing committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Brighton in 2012!
Searle on the Mind-Body Problem
The following video is a short excerpt from an interview to John Searle about his book Intentionality and Minds, Brains and Science.
Will computers ever achieve consciousness? John Searle, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and cognitive science at U.C. Berkeley and author of Intentionality and Minds, Brains and Science. He challenges the notion that the human mind operates like a computer, pointing out that intentionality and other human faculties are not achievable through artificial intelligence.
Vol. 1 of the World Scientific Series on Machine Consciousness
The Discovery of our Informational Mind
by Igor Aleksander (Imperial College London, UK) & Helen Morton (Imperial College London, UK)
Aristotle’s convincing philosophy is likely to have shaped (even indirectly) many of our current beliefs, prejudices and attitudes to life. This includes the way in which our mind (that is, our capacity to have private thoughts) appears to elude a scientific description. This book is about a scientific ingredient that was not available to Aristotle: the science of information. Would the course of the philosophy of the mind have been different had Aristotle pronounced that the matter of mind was information? This “mind is information” assertion is often heard in contemporary debates, and this book explores the verities and falsehoods of this proposition.
Information: The New Kid on the Block
Little Boxes that Reason and Learn
Networks with Internal States
Information Integration: The Measure of Consciousness
Automata and Information Integration
The Philosophy of Information
The Structure of the Informational Mind
Language and Information
The Secret State: Freud and Automata
Detractors and Open Minds
Conclusion: Aristotle’s Laptop
Readership: Philosophers, scientists and those interested in consciousness and machine consciousness; readers of multidisciplinary books on machine analyses of consciousness.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
‘IMPACTS AND RISKS OF ARTIFICIAL GENERAL INTELLIGENCE’
(AGI IMPACTS 2012)
The first conference on the Impacts and Risks of Artificial General Intelligence will take place at the University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, on December 10th and 11th, 2012 – immediately following the fifth annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence AGI-12 (http://agi-conf.org/2012). AGI-Impacts is organized by the “Future of Humanity Institute” (FHI) at Oxford University through its “Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology”. The two events form the Winter Intelligence Multi-Conference 2012, hosted by FHI.
The conference will explore questions such as: How can we best predict the impact of as future intelligent and superintelligent machines? How can we combine ideas from computer science, mathematics and philosophy to best estimate this impact? What will be the impacts of AGI on the world? Which directions of research should be most explored, and which should be de-emphasized or avoided? What can we do to best ensure scientific rigour in this non-experimental academic field? What are the best ideas and methods for ensuring both safety and predictability of advanced AI systems? Can we lay the foundations to a field of rigorous study of realistic AGI control methods that lead to implementable security protocols?
The scope is wide, but all papers are expected to be of high quality and with the maximal amount of rigour that is possible for the subject area. We envisage publication of selected submissions in a special journal issue.