1st Call for Papers & Participation: ACAIN2020, the 1st International Advanced Course & Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience, September 28 - October 2, 2020, The Wordsworth Hotel & SPA, Grasmere, Lake District, England - UK

Ludovico Montalcini
 

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Call for Participation & Call for Papers (apologies for multiple copies)
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NEWS!
The ACAIN 2020 Symposium Proceedings will be published by Springer
LNCS/LNAI!
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/category/news/

The 1st International Advanced Course & Symposium on Artificial
Intelligence & Neuroscience
September 28 - October 2, 2020
The Wordsworth Hotel & SPA, Grasmere, Lake District, England - UK

“Marriage of Mind and Machine: Bringing together artificial intelligence
and neuroscience promises to yield benefits for both fields”, Nature, Vol.
571, 2019.

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EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31 May 2020
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/registration/

PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 May 2020
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/the-symposium/

SCOPE & MOTIVATION:
The ACAIN 2020 is aimed at AI experts, neuroscientists and both at AI
experts with interests in Neuroscience and at neuroscientists with an
interest in AI. ACAIN 2020 will be a special opportunity to hear about
cutting-edge research by leading scientists in #AI and #Neuroscience.

The two days of keynote talks and oral presentations (the ACAIN Symposium,
1-2 October,2020) will be preceded by lectures of leading scientists (the
ACAIN Course, 28-30 September,2020) for students and newcomers to this
interdisciplinary field.

Bringing together AI and neuroscience promises to yield benefits for both
fields. The future impact and progress in both AI and Neuroscience will
strongly depend on a more efficient synergy and cooperation between the two
research communities. These are the goals of the International Course and
Symposium – ACAIN 2020, which is aimed both at AI experts with interests
in Neuroscience and at neuroscientists with an interest in AI. ACAIN 2020
will be a special opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research by
leading scientists in both fields. The two days of keynote talks and oral
presentations (the Symposium) will be preceded by two days of lectures
(the Course) for students and newcomers to this interdisciplinary field.
Moreover, ICAN 2020 accepts rigorous research that promotes and fosters
multidisciplinary interactions between artificial intelligence and
neuroscience.

The International Symposium Proceedings will be published by Springer.
Papers will appear in a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

Topics of Interest include, bu are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence
Asilomar AI Principles
Neuroscience
Brain-Behavior Interactions
Cognition & Artificial Intelligence
Cognitive Computing
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Robotics
Cognitive Science
Computational Cognitive Science
Computational Modeling of the Nervous System
Computational Neuroscience
Creativity & Artificial Intelligence
Deep Learning
Epistemic Planning
Ethics for Autonomous Systems
Explainable Artificial Intelligence
General Reinforcement Learning Algorithms
Generative Adversarial Networks
Human-Level Artificial Intelligence
Human-Robot Interaction
Machine Learning
Neural data Analysis Methods
Neuroinformatics
Neurotechnology
Probabilistic Generative Models
Probabilistic Programming
Reinforcement Learning
Robotics
Symbolic AI & Deep Learning
Systems Neuroscience
Theory of Deep Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/course-description/

LECTURERS (TBA):
Each Lecturer will hold three/four lessons on a specific topic.

SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPER:
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/the-symposium/

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM COMMITTEE (partial list, 50+ confirmed members):
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/program-committee/

SPECIAL SESSION:
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/special-sessions/

"Free Will in Artificial Intelligence: What volition neuroscience says
about free behaviour and implications for the design of autonomous
artificial intelligence agents"

Organizer and Chair: Catalin Mitelut, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience,
Columbia University, New York, USA
cm3746@...

The human capacity for free will or volitional (i.e. voluntary) behaviour
has intrigued scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Over the
last few decades, neuroscientists have uncovered many neural correlates of
voluntary behaviours and identified several decision stages involving
specific neuroanatomy and dynamics (Haggard 2008). While a reward-optimized
decision framework lies at the core of most fast decisions it is supported
by slower time-course motivational systems that identify long-term needs
(e.g. feeding, offspring care; Maslow 1943, Kenrick 2010). In the absence
of naturally evolved motivational drives, autonomous general artificial
agents will require the design of motivational systems that will pose
unique challenges to our understanding of free will while offering creative
opportunities.
This symposium seeks submissions focusing on extending evolutionary biology
and the neuroscience of volition towards the design of internally
motivated, freely behaving autonomous artificial agents.

Paper & Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)

Paper notification: July 15, 2020

Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acain2020

DEADLINES:
Course Deadlines:

Registration Deadline (Course) May 31, 2020
Oral/Poster Presentation Submission (Course): May 31, 2020.
Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation (Course): by June 10,
2020.

Symposium Deadlines:

Paper Submission (Symposium): May 31, 2020.
Notification of Decision for Papers (Symposium): July 15, 2020
Early Registration (Symposium): Until July 15, 2020.
Late Registration (Symposium): After July 15, 2020

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/organization/

VENUE & ACCOMMODATION:
The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa (****)
Address: Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, LA22 9SW, England, UK
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Please contact
Ionela Oanea: Ionela.oanea@...
or
Rachael Tigwell: rachael.tigwell@...
You need to book your accommodation at the venue and pay the amount for
accommodation, meals directly to the Wordsworth Hotel & SPA. Here the Form
for accommodation, all meals (all breakfasts, lunches, dinners):
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/02/Grasmere-2020-Accommodation-Form.pdf

ACCOMMODATION:
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/accommodation/

REGISTRATION:
https://acain2020.artificial-intelligence-sas.org/registration/

See you in Lake District next Autumn!
ACAIN 2020 Organizing Committee.

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