in News on Active inference, Bayesian inference, Research, Riken, Sussex, Reinforcement learning, Control theory, Robotics
More good news, with two manuscripts accepted for the upcoming World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2020) to be held in Glasgow next summer. No official announcement as of yet, but the conference is likely to go virtual due to the current situation with Covid-19.
How do we cope with uncertainty? How do we take a decision when we can’t know precisely what’s happening around us, for example, on a misty day?
Sussex University and RIKEN CBS
Human behaviour and decision-making are contingent on the uncertainty that an agent has regarding its environment. The world is a dynamic system and its properties are often too many to keep track of. How is an agent affected by unknown and ambiguous information? How can reliable behaviour emerge in the presence of uncertain stimuli?
in Research projects on Hybrid, Life, Research, Riken, Sussex, Cognition, Life, Robotics
How can we best understand life and cognition? How can we combine the results of different technological advances with natural organisms?
Organisers: Manuel Baltieri, Hiroyuki Iizuka, Keisuke Suzuki (Hybrid life I & II), Olaf Witkowski, Lana Sinapayen (Hybrid life II)
ALIFE 2018 (Tokyo) & ALIFE 2019 (Newcastle)
The main focus of ALife research is the study of natural systems with the goal of understanding what life is. More concretely, ALife defines ways to investigate processes that contribute to the formation and proliferation of living organisms. In 2018, we introduced the idea of a special session, Hybrid Life, as part of ALIFE 2018 conference in Tokyo, to focus on three common approaches used to tackle this investigation, proposing ways to integrate, extend and possibly improve them. More specifically we refer to: 1) the formalisation of the necessary properties for the definition of life, 2) the implementation of artificial agents, and 3) the study of the relation between life and cognition.