Reading group : Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
When: 1st meeting – Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 9:30-10:30
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #831
Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have attracted a lot of interest from both the academic and non-academic sectors. Major investments have been announced in Montreal for both AI and Neuroscience (see media links below). Both fields have an intertwined history since the 50s. But what is exactly AI today? How does it relate to Cognitive Science and Neuroscience? How can AI improve these scientific fields? What can Cognitive Science and Neuroscience contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence?
Which new insights about machine and human learning could be gained from cross-fertilization between Computer Science and Cognitive Science/Neuroscience?
In this reading group, we will discuss one paper every other week. We will start by getting familiarized with some AI techniques and basic terms. Next, we will explore the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science/Neuroscience. We also plan to discuss the potential links between the research covered at the reading group and participants’ own work in hope of finding inspiration for new research.
People with and without specific experience in AI are both welcome.
Example of readings (the full reading list will be discussed in the first meeting):
If you are interested, please fill in the form below and we will contact you shortly. This reading group is limited to 20 participants.