Overview

Day 0: The Annual Margaret Boden Lecture

2019's annual Margaret Boden Lecture will be given by Daniel Dennett on the evening before the conference starts. Please see here for more details about the event and to register (it's free!). Tickets for the Kinds Of Intelligence conference will guarantee a seat at Daniel Dennett's lecture.

Day 1: Artificial consciousness in the age of deep learning

Day 1 is themed around the following questions related to the possible creation of artificial consciousness:

  • Is it possible to create machine consciousness? If so, should we, and how can this be regulated?
  • How will we know if or when we have artificial consciousness?
  • How does deep learning allow us to approach or understand consciousness differently?

Day 2: Generality and intelligence in animals and AI

Day 2 turns to the topic of generality and also the differences between animals and machines:

  • What is generality and could machines have it?
  • What are the trade-offs between generality and performance in animals and machines?
  • How can the common-sense knowledge of animals be encoded for use with AI? Does it need to be?

Day 3: Artificial Intelligence and intelligence augmentation

The final day of the conference looks at augmented intelligence and the way our minds may be changed by AI:

  • How will our understanding of minds change as they become more integrated with machines?
  • How are AI techniques used for cognitive enhancements now and in the near future?
  • How do we best navigate the benefits and risks associated with augmented intelligence?

Kinds of Intelligence: Machine Minds


Leverhulme CFI

University of Cambridge
Imperial College London