Natural and Artificial Cognition – 1, 2, many
Place: E:A, E-Huset, John Ericsons väg 2/Ole Römers väg 3, Lund, Sweden
Contact: Emma [dot] Boberg [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
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Fika-to-fika Workshop about research on how aspects of human, animal, or artificial cognition, through communication and other forms of interaction, influence behaviour in the individual, dyadic, or collective context.
Cognition means sensing, processing, and sharing information, leading up to observable behaviour. Both natural and artificial cognition are extremely relevant topics today: The large-scale automation of society and advent of increasingly complex autonomous (robotic) systems with cognitive capabilities, sometimes called the fourth industrial revolution, will cause comprehensive changes to human society and the lives of individuals.
The changes create challenges and consequences that needs to be understood for individual and collective cognition in the natural and artificial worlds. Taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the new technologies and automation and developing novel and appropriate technology for a sustainable future demands concerted effort and wide investigation of both natural and artificial cognition.
Research about human cognition in the natural world can be used to make robots and AI behave in ways that are familiar and nonintrusive to us. Cognitive modelling and robotic systems can serve as tools to validate theories in natural cognition. Groups of agents -- people, robots, and animals – in novel constellations create behavioural interactions that in turn will influence existing collective behaviour.
Lund University has research with different, yet mutually relevant perspectives, methods, and goals connected to the areas of natural and artificial cognition.
On 27 October the newly appointed profile area, Natural and Artificial Cognition: 1,2, many, invites to a workshop that discusses this research. The workshop will address how aspects of human, animal, or artificial cognition, through communication and other forms of interaction, influence behaviour in the individual, dyadic, or collective context.
When: 27 October 09.30 – 15.30 (CET)
Where: E:A, E-huset, John Ericssons väg 2/Ole Römers väg 3, Lund, Sweden
Registration: Free to attend but you need to sign up at ai.lu.se.
The program is under development, and will be published during September
9.30 Registration, fika & mingle
10.00 Session 1
12.00 Lunch and mingle
13.15 Session 2
15.00 Fika & mingle
15.30 End of workshop
Organisation and contact?
Hanna Bäck, Professor, Department of Political Science
Sverker Sikström, Professor, Department of Psychology,
Ingar Brinck, Professor, Theoretical Philosophy
Kalle Åström, Professor, Mathematics (Faculty of Engineering)
Emma Boberg, AI Lund Communication
Jonas Wisbrant, AI Lund Communication