Cross Roads #2

Offloaded Agency

Prof. Takashi Ikegami, University of Tokyo

June 12, 2019
ELSI, Tokyo
Prof. Takashi Ikegami presenting to the Cross Roads audience

Takashi Ikegami joined us for Cross Roads #2, presenting 'Offloaded Agency'.

Takashi-san's abstract:

I developed a new android called “Alter”. Based on the artificial life principle (using T3 chaos and the new learning principle called stimulus avoidance), Alter behaves autonomously and he receives visual and sound information from the environment. Here, Alter mimics human behavior coming in front of him spontaneously using the internal simulator. Especially with this version at the Barbican center, Alter creates new actions patterns by switching between the action sequence generated by the internal simulator and the stored memories of its past behaviors. I will discuss the purpose of this project and the concept of "offloaded agency". This work is also based on the series of our psychological experiments called "Perceptual Crossing Experiments".

Thank you Takashi-san, everyone who attended, Cross Compass for sponsoring us and ELSI for kindly hosting us. It was a memorable evening for all involved.

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