The first brAIn seminar

Brighten the dark days with science!
At Tiedekulma we will share perspectives and discuss the science of mind, brain, and AI from around Helsinki. Mark your calendars for:
13:00 – 15:30, 15.01.2020
Tiedekulma, Yliopistonkatu, Helsinki
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming influential throughout technological society, from transport to healthcare, civil engineering to personal electronics. But, what kind of intelligence does our AI possess? 
AI pioneer Judea Pearl has said that the state of the art is just very sophisticated fitting of curves to data. This is a long way from intelligent machines we would wish to have: Artificial cognitive systems that support human cognition, and extend thinking beyond human limitations — in short, human-compatible AI. In order to chart a course towards AI with true intelligence, an AI that is relatable and can be asked to understand us, its users, we must study brain and AI together. The talks in this seminar show how this can involve study of the brain using AI methods; study of AI as a cognitive science; and study of the interaction of brain and AI.
Local groups working on these topics in an interdisciplinary way will present their recent and ongoing projects, aiming to explore the areas of overlap and possible future collaboration.
  • Lauri Parkkonen – Decoding attention states from MEG with convolutional neural networks
  • Marijn van Vliet – Boosting machine learning for EEG by incorporating prior information
  • Otto Lappi – Predictive Processing and Naturalistic Task Performance
  • Tuukka Ruotsalo – Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Jussi Jokinen – Emotional appraisal and reinforcement learning
  • Antti Oulasvirtta – Computational rationality: Adaptation of behavior as utility-maximization under uncertainty. A new look at an old problem in cognitive science
Coffee and catering will be provided.
The event is free to enter and free of charge, but registration is requested in order to plan for catering.