Workshop 2016: „On Conscious Artificial Systems“

Zur Vertiefung der im Podiumsgespräch behandelten Thematik veranstaltet das Forum Scientiarum einen Workshop mit dem Titel "On Conscious Artificial Systems". Diese Fragestellung soll aus der Perspektive und mit den Methoden verschiedener Fächer diskutiert werden. Die Teilnahme steht Nachwuchswissenschaftlern und Studierenden aller Fachrichtungen offen. Der Workshop wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten. Bewerbungen (obligatorisch) mit Lebenslauf und einem kurzen Motivationsschreiben werden bis zum 25. November erbeten an: info(at)fsci.uni-tuebingen.de
Veranstaltungsort: Forum Scientiarum, Hörsaal

Einführungstext (englisch):

 

This workshop asks the complementary questions:

1.) "How far away are artificial systems from reaching forms of consciousness?" and
2.) "What would these machines be possibly conscious of?"

The aim of this workshop is to bring together interdisciplinary experts from neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and cognitive science to shed further light on these questions and potential answers. From the biological side, the nature and content of consciousness - and thought in more general - will be characterized, including its development and its realization in brains. From the artificial systems side, currently most successful artificial systems will be analyzed with respect to these questions and a potential pathway towards artificial conscious systems will be discussed. In extended discussion sessions, the available insights will be contrasted, integrations will be attempted, but also the implications of such conscious artificial systems will be considered.

 

Programm 01-12-2016

09:00
Welcome and Introduction

09:15-10:15
Hong Yu Wong - Consciousness of One's Body in Action

10:15-10:30
Coffee Break

10:30-11:30
Wanja Wiese – Must Artificial Consciousness be Embodied?

11:30-12:30
Martin V. Butz – Event-Predictive Cognition: Contents and Dynamics of Biological and Artificial Thought

12:30-14:00
Lunch Break

14:30-15:00
Andreas Engel – Neurophysiological and Sensorimotor Foundations of Consciousness

15:00-15:30
Coffee Break

15:30-16:30
Christoph von der Malsburg – The Neural Code of Consciousness

16:30-17:00
Final Discussion

 

Download the workshop programme here.