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Last CFP: AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium on How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or _____? (Deadline June 24th)

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  • Sebastian Risi
    (apologies for multiple posting.) Dear Colleagues, This is just a reminder that the submission deadline for our AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium on How Should
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      (apologies for multiple posting.)

      Dear Colleagues,

      This is just a reminder that the submission deadline for our AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium on "How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or _____?" is approaching fast:
       
      Monday, June 24th, 2013

      We look forward to your contributions. The CFP can be found below.

      Thank you!

      -- Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, Jeff Clune

      -- Call for Papers --

      ** AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium: “How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in
      AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural
      Networks, or _____?” **
      Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia (adjacent to Washington, DC).
      November 15-17, 2013

      ** Schedule **
      Full Paper/Extended Abstract Submission: June 24, 2013
      Notification: July 7, 2013
      Final Camera-ready Paper/Extended Abstract: September 12, 2013

      ** Keynote Speakers **
      Andrew Ng via Skype (Stanford University, USA)
      Georg Striedter (University of California, Irvine, USA)
      Randall O'Reilly (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
      Risto Miikkulainen (University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA)
      Gary Marcus (New York University, USA)
      More TBD

      Dear colleagues,

      We invite contributions to our AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium titled “How
      Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic
      Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or _____?”. Each subfield
      of AI has a different perspective on intelligence and unspoken
      assumptions about what is critical to recreate it computationally. To
      better understand such differences, we aim to bring together a diverse
      group of AI researchers interested in discussing and comparing how
      intelligence and processes that might create it are abstracted in
      various subfields. For example, such discussion may include honest
      examination of the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches,
      and what features of biological intelligence are crucial or
      unnecessary to include in algorithms.

      We hope to encourage cross-pollination of ideas between researchers
      viewing intelligence in different ways (e.g. through the lens of MDPs
      or symbolic manipulation, through the lens of embodied
      robotics or purely-computational simulation, etc.) and at  different levels of abstraction
      (e.g. biologically-plausible neural simulations or restricted
      Boltzmann machines). One goal is to facilitate  revising or creating
      new abstractions of intelligence and intelligence-generating
      processes. More information can be found here:
      http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~risi/AAAISymposium2013/

      Contributions related to how intelligence can or should be abstracted
      algorithmically in artificial intelligence research are invited. We also invite
      contributions to how robotics relates to artificial intelligence. Extended abstracts
      that summarize the results of a research program along these lines are most
      welcome, as are personal position papers or
      contributions describing speculative work or work in progress. Works
      bridging traditionally separate AI paradigms are encouraged.
      Participants should be open to inspiration from work and ideas in
      other subfields, and be willing to step outside their intellectual
      comfort zones.

      Interested participants are encouraged to submit extended abstracts
      (no more than 2 pages), or full-length papers (up to 6 pages in AAAI
      format) in PDF format to sebastian.risi@.... Accepted
      submissions will be published as citable, peer-reviewed papers in the
      AAAI technical report.

      Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

      - Different levels and types of knowledge representation and reasoning
      - Embodied robots / subsumption architecture
      - Abstractions of the following:
         - Neural networks (e.g. deep learning networks, spiking ANNs, and
      plastic ANNs)
         - Learning (e.g. machine learning and reinforcement learning)
         - Biological development (e.g. generative and developmental
      systems, and developmental robotics)
         - Evolutionary search (e.g. digital evolution and evolutionary
      algorithms)
      - Biologically-inspired computation
         - Evolutionary robotics
         - Swarm intelligence
         - Artificial life
      - Philosophical arguments on characteristics of appropriate abstractions for
      AI

      The symposium will be held Friday - Sunday, November 15-17 at the
      Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia (adjacent to
      Washington, DC).

      We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

      -- Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, Jeff Clune

      --
      Dr. Sebastian Risi
      Postdoctoral Fellow
      Creative Machines Laboratory
      Cornell University
      Email: sebastian.risi@...  Tel: (407) 929-5113
      Web: http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~risi/
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