Kinds of Intelligence Symposium at NIPS
This year I helped organise the Kinds of Intelligence Symposium at NIPS. Videos of (most of) the talks are now available. I've collected some common themes of the symposium. When you mouse over the themes, the relevant speakers are highlighted based solely on the topics covered in their talks (not their overall opinions). Video links to the talks and panel discussions, with a few brief sentences from my notes, are below.
We need to look beyond fully-formed humans to understand intelligence.
- At the evolutionary history of plants and animals.
- At cognitive development through childhood.
The amount of prior knowledge we put into our systems is important.
- New advances require less built-in knowledge (and less search).
- Innate knowledge is fundamental.
There are important differences between human intelligence and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).
- Games provide a way to compare human and artificial intelligence.
- Language will be an important component in building intelligence.
Panel Discussion 1
Panel Discussion 2
More information about the event can be found at its webpage.