Short Term Visiting Professors 2022. Frank Hindriks is Chair of the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Groningen, and Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. Topics: social science and social ontology; rule-following, the nature of institutions, modelling, collective agency, and responsibility.
CPT Workshop. Room Piero Martinetti and on line. Department of Philosophy, Icehouse Courtyard, first floor, Via Festa del Perdono, h. 10:00-17:00.
Intelligence Beyond the Brain: scaling of basal cognition of life across diverse problem spaces as an inspiration for GAI. Seminar of the Mind, Brain and Reasoning PhD Seminar 2021-2022. On line on Zoom. H. 5-6:15 PM.
Published the video of the talk registered on April 21, 2022. Cycle "Pragmatism and the philosophy of practices". Organized by Peirce Research Group. Room Piero Martinetti (FdP) and online on Zoom, h. 14:30-16:30.
Seminar with Prof. Frank Hindriks (University of Groningen), Visiting Professor for the Dep. of Philosophy, organized for the students of the Doctorate Schools and open to everyone interested. Registration is needed.
Workshop organized by Prof. Francesco Guala. Room Malliani and Room Piero Martinetti, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano. Seat availability is limited, if you would like to participate please contact the organiser in advance. The event will not be streamed online.
Talk of the cycle "Pragmatism and the philosophy of practices". Organized by Peirce Research Group. Room Piero Martinetti (FdP) and online on Zoom, h. 17:00-19:00. In order to partecipate please write to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16, 2022: Felix Weitkämper: Statistical relational artificial intelligence and first-order logics of probability
Luci Lunch Seminars - Spring 2022 Series - by the LUCI (Logic, Computation and Information) Group. On Zoom, h. 17:00-19:00 (Milan Time).
PIS – Performing Identities Studies Seminars 2021-2022: "The Return of Matter". Only on line on Microsoft Teams: https://tinyurl.com/y3uk6acc. H. 17:00-19:00.
Seminar of the Mind, Brain and Reasoning PhD Seminar 2021-2022. On line on Zoom. H. 10:00 AM. Abstract There is increasing consensus around the idea that the brain is a predictive machine, which uses an internal generative model to continuously generate predictions, in the service of online action-perception and future-oriented forms of cognition. In this talk, I will present a theoretical and computational perspective on the functioning of the predictive brain, by appealing to the notions of ‘predictive coding’ and ‘active inference’. In particular, I will focus on how the predictive brain may support prospective and future-oriented functions, such as planning and imagination, by temporarily detaching from the action-perception loop. I will highlight two distinct but complementary usages of planning in computational modelling that might be relevant to understand predictive brain functions: planning ‘at decision time’, to support goal-directed behaviour; and ‘in the background’, to learn behavioural policies and to optimize internal models. I will exemplify this distinction by presenting a series of simulations and by reviewing empirical evidence on internally generated sequences of neuronal activity in the hippocampus during online navigation and offline periods. The perspective offered in this talk suggests that the brain's generative model supports predictive and prospective functions even when it is temporarily detached from the action-perception loop; and this might have implications for our understanding of spontaneous brain activity at rest.