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 #8: On Neurons, Stories and Magic Tricks

Cross Roads #8: On Neurons, Stories and Magic Tricks

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

In this brief talk, Mario shared some insights from his life’s crossroads which have taken him from neuroscience to film-making to mindfulness.

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Cross Roads #7: Altered Experiences of Realities

Cross Roads #7: Altered Experiences of Realities

Friday, December 20, 2019

In this talk, I will introduce a series of our researches using virtual reality to explore disrupted experiences of reality, such as visual hallucinations, illusions of bodily-self, and delusions.

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Cross Roads #6: Learning to Predict Without Looking Ahead

Cross Roads #6: Learning to Predict Without Looking Ahead

Monday, November 18, 2019

Much of model-based reinforcement learning involves learning a model of an agent’s world and training an agent to leverage this model to perform a task more efficiently.

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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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