The Learning Salon


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The Learning Salon

Please join us Fridays @ 4PM Eastern Time. We will be broadcasting via
Crowdcast, and livestreaming at the World Wide Neuro and Progressive Learning YouTube channels.

Schedule

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, 4 PM ET - Mazviita Chirimuuta - “Brain-Machine Analogies” - Crowdcast session direct link TBA

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, 5 PM ET (Note the later start time!) - Gary Marcus - Crowdcast session direct link TBA

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, 4 PM ET - John Langford - “Ground-up Intelligence” - Paper 1 - Paper 2 - Tutorial - Crowdcast session direct link

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, 4 PM ET - Recap and Panel Discussion - Crowdcast session direct link

Friday, Oct. 9 (NEW DATE!), 2020, 4 PM ET - Paul Cisek - “Rethinking behavior in the light of evolution” - Paper - Crowdcast session direct link

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, 4 PM ET - Marcin Miłkowski - “Why think that the brain is not a computer?” - Paper - Crowdcast session direct link

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, 4 PM ET - Anthony Zador - Paper - Crowdcast session direct link

Past Salons

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, 4 PM ET - Melanie Mitchell - “The barrier of meaning for AI” - Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning and On Crashing the Barrier of Meaning in AI - Crowdcast session direct link

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, 4 PM ET - Adrienne Fairhall - “What would it mean to understand the brain?” - Paper - Crowdcast session direct link

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, 4 PM ET - Konrad Kording - Paper - Crowdcast session direct link

About the Learning Salon

The Learning Salon is a weekly forum in which we explore bridges and contentions in biological and artificial learning. Each week our guest helps us uncover core theories, assumptions, and questions that lurk underneath the overwhelming proliferation of approaches to studying learning and intelligence.

Humans are often assumed to represent the apex of learning and cognition, and arguably achieving or surpassing human cognitive capacity is the goal of AI. And yet, dogs, rats, flies, and machines can also learn specific tasks, sometimes exceeding human performance. In The Learning Salon, we explore this conundrum by bringing together people with different philosophies, disciplinary backgrounds, and approaches. People at different stages of their careers or outside of academia altogether are equally welcome.