Shaping Tomorrow’s Intelligence

series on artificial intelligence

 

Artificial Intelligence is suddenly everywhere. We are told that it’s inevitable, revolutionary, that it promises both utopia, and incredible danger. These grand narratives can make it seem like this technology is out of our hands. However, nothing about AI is inevitable.

Join us for ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Intelligence’ where we will discuss some of the important choices we have in determining the future of AI.

FREE
Tuesday, 7th MAY 2024
21:00-22:30 | drinks & snacks

SPEAKERS

LUÍS CORREIA
KEVIN MITCHELL
POOJA VISWANATHAN

HOSTS

SCOTT RENNIE
SABINE RENNINGER

LANGUAGE

This live event will be in English and will also be transmitted online.


Join us on the 7th of May for the last event in a three-part series exploring the Past, Present and Future of AI, where we will discuss some of the important choices we have in determining the future of AI.

Speakers

Luís Correia

Luís M.P. Correia is professor of Department of Informatics and researcher of LASIGE in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He was head of the Laboratory of Agent Modelling (LabMAg), 2004-2014, of the Informatics Department, 2012-2015, and lead the MAS group of BioISI 2015-2020. His research interests are computational artificial life, autonomous robots, self-organisation in multi-agent systems and machine learning. Besides lecturing in the three cycles of informatics he has also appointments in Cognitive Science post-graduations. He was visiting researcher at EPFL, University of Zurich (Switzerland) and Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil).

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell is Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. He studies the genetics of brain wiring and its relevance to variation in human faculties, psychiatric disease and perceptual conditions like synaesthesia. His current research focuses on the biology of agency and the nature of genetic and neural information. Kevin is the author of “INNATE – How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are” (Princeton University Press, 2018) and “FREE AGENTS – How Evolution Gave us Free Will” (Princeton University Press, 2023). In his blog “Wiring the Brain” he delves into questions intersecting genetics, neuroscience, psychology and philosophy.

Pooja Viswanathan

Pooja Viswanathan is based in Lisbon and currently working as a freelance scientist, writer and ceramic artist. She completed a PhD and MS in neuroscience at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. She is interested in intelligent behaviour in primates and neural networks.

Hosts

Sabine Renninger

Sabine is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Vision to Action Lab at Champalimaud Research. She studies brain network architectures and dynamics that filter visual cues and flexibly direct behaviour in complex environments.

Scott Rennie

Scott is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Systems Neuroscience Lab at Champalimaud Research. Scott’s work focuses on creating immersive experimental environments to better understand human experience and behaviour through a combination of classical cognitive science approaches, virtual reality, psychedelics and large language models. Scott is also a co-founder of AR.