NOL Symposium – Preprogrammed: Innateness in Neuroscience and AI

Dear colleagues,

we are happy to announce our online symposium - Preprogrammed: Innateness in Neuroscience and AI, which will be held on Sept 9th. 

The concept of innateness has many meanings – it was many times claimed to be hazy, not well-defined, and useless. Yet it is still there: used in next reincarnations of the nature-nurture debate, political and social discussions, and – most recently – in debates over the future of AI.

We want to discuss the usefulness of this concept in neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Our guests are Paul Cisek (U Montreal), Iris Berent (Northeastern U), Thomas Dietterich (Oregon State U), Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley), Gregory Kohn (U North Florida), Melanie Mitchell (Santa Fe Institute), Clement Moulin-Frier (INRIA), Sebastian Risi (IT U Copenhagen) and Richard Samuels (Ohio State U).

Please find the full schedule and the registration form here -

With best wishes,
Mateusz Kostecki

23 June 2021
2021-09-09 09:30:00
2021-09-09 18:45:00