TEDx speaker keynoting for IPFW’s AI conference

A specialist in the logico-mathematical and philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence with a popular TEDx presentation on YouTube is set to deliver the first keynote address for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s MAICS 2017.

Selmer Bringsjord’s TEDx presentation, “Could a Robot Be a Bona Fide Hero?” received more than 7 million hits on the social media platform.

At IPFW’s 28th Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, Bringsjord, who chairs the Department of Cognitive Science at rensselaer polytechnic institute, will speak on “Inaugurating the Formal Science of Darwin’s Mistake.”

IPFW’s Department of Computer Science scheduled the conference for 3:30-9 p.m. April 28, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 29. Bringsjord was to speak April 28 and John Hummel, a psychology professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is scheduled to present the April 29 keynote on “What Happened to the Human Brain?”

A panel discussion on April 29 will focus on “Can animals have true intelligence? And if not, what does it mean for the possibility of machine intelligence?”

The conference will include a number of sessions on cognitive science, machine learning, formal reasoning methods, reasoning with probability and uncertainty, neural networks and security.

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