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Spring 2016 GRASP Seminar Series: Lisa Miracchi, University of Pennsylvania, “Towards New Foundations for Artificial Intelligence Research”

April 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The failure of Classical Artificial Intelligence leaves us without firm theoretical foundations in studying intelligent agency using the tools of computer science and robotics. What might an updated foundational theory look like? First I will highlight a key assumption of Classical AI that should be rejected—we should abandon the project of computationally defining intelligence (or related terms like agency) altogether. Then I will introduce a new way of thinking about the project of AI research, and provide some examples of how the formal and conceptual tools of robotics can be fruitfully applied to this new research program.


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Lisa Miracchi is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Certificate in Cognitive Science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2014, and her A.B. in Philosophy from Harvard in 2009. In 2014-2015, she was a Bersoff Assistant Professor/ Faculty Fellow at NYU’s Philosophy Department, and was associated with NYU’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness. Her research interests are mainly in foundational theoretical questions about the nature of the mind (including perception, emotion, thought, knowledge, agency, and intelligence) and how to best understand and provide scientific explanations of these phenomena.


April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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