Expert Meetups on Intelligence Science in Research x Industry

Cross Roads are monthly meetups at the intersection between academic research in intelligence science, and AI industry expertise

Cross Roads events aim at discussions and learning together about cutting-edge AI and intelligence science in contact with the tech industry.

Each event invites a special guest speaker, who leads an open-ended discussion with the audience on a specific topic of intelligence science. The discussion is followed by an informal meetup, allowing for the audience to meet each other and discuss further the topic of discussion.

Cross Roads welcomes an interdisciplinary crowd interested in intelligence science at the crossing between academic research and technology industry. Our approach is interdisciplinary, and includes artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive neuroscience, artificial life, computer vision, computational linguistics, among many other disciplines. Our meetings are open to all researchers, scholars and technology experts who are excited in our approach.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Cross Roads #5: Neurotechnology: Where Mind Meets Machines

Cross Roads #5: Neurotechnology: Where Mind Meets Machines

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dr. Takuya Ibaraki, Neuro Innovation Unit, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, introduces “Neurotechnology”, the area of decoding, stimulating and simulating information processing of the brain, from technical and business perspective.

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Cross Roads #4: Being Virtual

Cross Roads #4: Being Virtual

Monday, September 16, 2019

Consciousness remains a formidable challenge. Different theories of consciousness have proposed vastly different mechanisms to account for phenomenal experience. In his presentation, Prof. Axel Cleeremans of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, gave an overview of the four major competing proposals – Global Workspace Theory, Higher-Order Theories, Social Theories, and Predictive Processing – and integrated them into a novel framework in which consciousness is viewed as something that the brain learns to do.

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Cross Roads #3: Machines, Brains, and Artificial Superintelligences

Cross Roads #3: Machines, Brains, and Artificial Superintelligences

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Since the advent of Artificial Intelligence, bio-inspired models and algorithms haven’t stopped increasing both in efficacy and complexity. AI now gets to be introduced in every stratum of our modern society as machines are quickly closing the gap to human-level performance in a whole flock of tasks. Dr. Antoine Pasquali, Cross Labs/Cross Compass Ltd., talks 'Machines, Brains, and Artificial Superintelligences'.

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Cross Roads #2: Offloaded Agency

Cross Roads #2: Offloaded Agency

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I have 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.

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Cross Roads #1: Autonomous Meaning Creation

Cross Roads #1: Autonomous Meaning Creation

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Dr. Michael Spranger discussed his recent research that tries to identify computational mechanisms and representations that allow embodied agents (robots) to autonomously develop meaning and communication systems.

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