Tutorial on Cognitive-, Neuro- and Intelligence Sciences


  • Start: Sep 19, 2016
  • End: Sep 21, 2016
  • Speaker: Herbert Jäger
  • Professor for Computational Science - Jacobs University Bremen
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale)
  • Room: Seminarraum A.2.20
Tutorial on Cognitive-, Neuro- and Intelligence Sciences

Goal of the tutorial

MPI scientists, who have an original microphysics background, are welcome to join the landscape of the sciences of cognitive information processing:

cognitive science, artificial intelligence, selected aspects from signal processing and control, computational and cognitive neuroscience, machine learning, cognitive robotics and neuro-robotics, computational linguistics, selected aspects from computer science, with a little spicing from artificial life and dynamical systems theory.

The tutorial will be done in a “family discussion” format, almost no high-gloss slides, much writing on the board, always open for spontaneous digressions when asked for.

Short program of the tutorial

  • Brief overviews on objectives, methods, highlight examples from the various fields
  • Reflections on the different (mathematical) modelling attitudes in these areas
  • The "big five" unresolved fundamental questions that cut across all these disciplines
  1. neuro-symbolic integration,
  2. nature of “representation”,
  3. complete agent architectures,
  4. design vs. learning vs. evolution,
  5. mathematics for utter complexity
  • Applications of the wider cognitive computing fields
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