Posted by: Mark Waser | Mar 2, 2014

Schedule of Speakers for AAAI Spring Symposium 2014 #4 Implementing Selves


Conference Invitation           PDF Schedule

Invited Speakers are one hour. Other speakers and session events are 30 minutes.

Monday, March 24 (Creating Self-Improving Selves)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Session

  •      Opening, Logistics
  •      Introductions
  •      Mark Waser, Digital Wisdom – “What does it mean to create a self?”

10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session

  •      Invited Speaker – Daniel Silver, Acadia University, “Lifelong Machine Learning and Reasoning”
  •      Justin Brody, Goucher College, “Incorporating Elements of a Processual Self into Active Logic”

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Session

  •      Boris Galitsky, Knowledge Trail Inc, “Finding Faults in Autistic and Software Active Inductive Learning System”
  •      Andras Kornai, Budapest Institute of Technology, “Euclidean Automata”
  •      Michael S. P. Miller, Piaget Modeler, “Serving Up Minds: JCB and PAM P2”

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Session

  •      Sheldon O. Linker, Linker Systems, Inc. “Premise: A Language for Cognitive Systems”
  •      Daniel Dewey, Future of Humanity Institute, “Reinforcement Learning and the Reward Engineering Principle”
  •      Implementation Workshop – Self-Improving Selves

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception

Tuesday, March 25 (Safe Motivational Systems)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Session

  •      Michal Ptaszynski for Rafal Rzepka, Hokkaido University, “Experience of Crowds as a Guarantee for Safe Artificial Self”
  •      Jeanne Dietsch, Mobilerobots Inc, “AGI Ethics via Human Emotion: the Vital Link”
  •      Richard Loosemore, Wells College, “The Maverick Nanny with a Dopamine Drip”

10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session

  •      Invited Speaker – Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, “Empowerment: a Universal Utility for Intrinsic Motivation” or “What to do when you do not know what to do?”
  •      Morgan Waser, Virginia Commonwealth University, “A Human-Value-Driven Motivational System”

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Session

  •      Invited Speaker – Steve Omohundro, Self-Aware Systems, “Ethics and Understanding & Managing the Unintended Consequences of Self-improvement”
  •      Franco Cortese, IEET, “The Maximally Distributed Intelligence Explosion”

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Session

  •      Deepak Justin Nath, “A Short Paper on Evaluation Schemes for Safe AGIs”
  •      Mark Waser, Digital Wisdom, “The Nuts & Bolts of Implementing a “Safe” Motivational System”
  •      Implementation Workshop – “Safe Motivational Systems”

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Plenary Session

Wednesday, March 26
9:00 am – 10:30 am Session

  •      Invited Speaker – Pierre- Yves Oudeyer, Flowers Laboratory, Inria and Ensta ParisTech, France, “Developmental robotics: Lifelong learning and the morphogenesis of developmental structures”
  •      Michal Ptaszynski, Kitami Institute of Technology (with Rafal Rzepka, Hokkaido University via Skype)

10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 Session

  •      Future Directions
  •      Closing
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