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June 12, 2019

Cross Roads #2: Offloaded Agency

Cross Roads #2: Offloaded Agency

EVENT SUMMARY

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. 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 would like to discuss the purpose of this project  Alter and the concept of "offloaded agency". This work is also based on the series of our psychological experiments called "Perceptual Crossing Experiments".

View the full presentation on YouTube.

As always, the presentation was followed by lively discussion which continued over food and drinks. A huge thank you to Cross Compass for hosting the event and to everyone that contributed to a memorable evening.


Engaged audience listening to Professor Takashi Ikegami
Katsunobu Suzuki, Takashi Ikegami and Olaf Witkowski
Cross Labs open-ended discussion
Engaged audience listening to Professor Takashi Ikegami
Cross Labs open-ended discussion
Cross Labs open-ended discussion
Cross Labs open-ended discussion


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