ShanghAI Lectures 2010 - Archive

ShanghAI Lectures 2010 - Archive

Lecture 1

2010-09-30

Contents:

  • Welcome notes
  • First part of site presentations
  • Intelligence — An Eternal Mystery. What it is and how it can be studied

Recording available in the following formats:

Lecture 2

2010-10-07

Contents:

  • Second part of site presentations
  • Classical approach: Cognition as Computation
  • Successes and failures of the classical approach
  • The need for an embodied approach
  • The Frame-of-Reference Problem
Recording available in the following formats:

Discussion Session 1

2010-10-14

We recorded the Discussion Session from the perspective of two avatars. If time allows, we will combine the two recordings into one, which might be more interesting to watch. For the moment, there is only one recording available in the following formats:

Lecture 3

2010-10-21

Contents:

  • characteristics of complete agents
  • illustration of design principles
  • parallel, loosely coupled processes: the “subsumption architecture”
  • case studies: “Puppy”, biped walking
  • “cheap design” and redundancy

Recording available in the following formats:

Discussion Session 2

2010-10-28

Related videos

  • Boston Dynamics: Big Dog (YouTube)

We recorded the Discussion Session using two computers, so that we have a backup recording if one client crashes. The two recordings were merged and are now available in the following formats:

Lecture 4

2010-11-04

Contents:

  • Recap on Neural Networks
  • Ontogenetic Development: From Locomotion to Cognition
  • Sensory-motor coordination -- information self-structuring
  • High-level cognition: Lakoff-Nuñez hypothesis
  • Presentation on Searle's "Chinese Room" thought experiment

Recording available in the following formats:

Discussion Session 3

2010-11-11

In the first part, Rolf Pfeifer will answer your questions, in the second part, Fabio Bonsignorio from the Carlos III University of Madrid will give a guest talk in the virtual world: Informational Metrics of Intelligence in Controlled Physical Systems.

We recorded the Discussion Session using two computers, so that we have a backup recording if one client crashes. The two recordings were merged and are now available in the following formats:

Lecture 5

2010-11-18

Contents:

  • FOR competition
  • Short presentation by Madrid, Carlos III: “The Brooks-Kirsh debate”
  • Short presentation by Beijing: “The Lakoff-Núñez hypothesis”
  • Short recap
  • Co-evolution of morphology and control
Recording available in the following formats:

Links:

Guest presentations

Discussion Session 4

2010-11-25

The recording of the discussion session with Rolf Pfeifer is available in the following formats:

Claude Siegenthaler's discussion of Embodied Intelligence in Markets is available in the following formats:

Claude Siegenthaler's presentation of Distance Learning/e-Learning at Hosei University is available in the following formats:

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Lecture 6

2010-12-02

Contents:

  • Self-organization at many levels
  • Self-organization and emergence in groups of angents
  • Case studies
  • Modular robotics and self-assembly (guest lectures)
  • Design principles for collective intelligence

Recording available in the following formats:

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Guest lectures:

Discussion Session 5

2010-12-09

Discussion Session 5 took place on the publicly available server http://playground.ifi.uzh.ch:8080 and was open for everyone to connect. Playground doesn't require a login/password.

The recording of this discussion session is available in the following formats:

Lecture 7

2010-12-16

Contents: Guest lectures, concluding remarks

Note: This lecture will last for about three hours!

Guest presentations

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