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The conference will take stock of relevant research supported by ERC, provide a forum of networking between the scientists leading ERC-funded projects, and position the ERC as a contributor to Artificial Intelligence (AI) through its 'bottom up' approach to research funding (see also the final programme).
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|08.30 - 09.00||Registration|
President of the European Research Council "ERC's contribution to Artificial Intelligence"
Deputy Director-General Research and Innovation "The EU's role in Artificial Intelligence"
Scientific overview talk
"Frontier research and Artificial Intelligence: key areas and future prospects"
SESSION 1: FOUNDATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Moderator: Alejandro Martin-Hobdey, Head of Call and Project Follow-up Coordination Unit, ERCEA
"Memory Mechanisms in Man and Machine"
"Robust algorithms for learning from modern data"
"Robots learning about objects from externalized knowledge sources"
"Patterns in Big Data: Methods, Applications and Implications"
SESSION 2: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE BRAIN
Moderator: Carmen Garcia Fernandez, Acting Head of Life Sciences Unit, ERCEA
The Radical Plasticity Thesis: How we learn to be conscious"
Suliann Ben Hamed
"Invasive cognitive brain computer interfaces to enhance and restore attention: proof of concept and underlying cortical mechanisms"
"Neuromorphic Electronic Agents: from sensory processing to autonomous cognitive behavior"
"EmbodiedTech: Can humans embody augmentative robotics technology?"
SESSION 3: THE ETHICAL CHALLENGES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Moderator: Michel Vanbiervliet, Head of Ethics Review and Expert Management Unit, ERCEA
Jeroen van den Hoven
Member of European Group of Ethics "The ethical challenges of Artificial Intelligence"
"Intentional stance for social attunement"
"Brain computer interface to study and manipulate memories of aversive experience during sleep"
"CLOTH manIpulation Learning from Demonstrations"
Member French Parliament, Leader AI report "The Artificial Intelligence strategy for France and Europe"
|18.30||END OF DAY ONE SESSIONS|
Friday: 26 October 2016: 9.00 – 13.00
SESSION 4: APPLY AI: VISION, MOBILITY, LANGUAGE AND SCIENCE
Moderator: Martin Penny, Head of Physical Sciences and Engineering Unit, ERCEA
"Learning to See in a Dynamic World"
"Robots with animal-like resilience"
A distributional MOdel of Reference to Entities"
"Artificial Intelligence for Large-Scale Computer-Assisted Reasoning"
SESSION 5: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIETY: WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
Moderator: Angela Liberatore, Head of Social Sciences and Humanities Unit, ERCEA
"Computational Propaganda: Investigating the Impact of Algorithms and Bots on Political Discourse in Europe"
"Mechanisms and Consequences of Attributing Socialness to Artificial Agents"
"Children and social robots: An integrative framework"
"From longitudinal proteomics to dynamic individualized diagnostics"
|12.40||Closing remarks ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon|
|13.00||END OF CONFERENCE|