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Intelligence through reasoning

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Nov 18

Date and time: 18 November 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 CET (UTC +1)
Speaker: Patrick Hammer, Digital Futures Postdoc at Stockholm University
Title: Intelligence through reasoning

Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Password: 755440

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Picture of Patrick HammerAbstract: In this seminar, a real-time reasoning and learning system will be presented, and architectural challenges will be discussed. The human’s ability to reason has evolved in order to adapt to difficult situations and changes in the environment faster than current AI models allow for. Animals that reason effectively outsmart other species, and gain key survival advantages by doing so. Non-Axiomatic Reasoning can explain some of these cognitive abilities and provides a roadmap for cognitive enhancements based on psychological and neuroscientific insights. Furthermore, we will see how advancing this kind of reasoning and combining it with state-of-the-art Deep Learning models for perception allows applying the system in real environments, with the goal to enhance the autonomy of robots where human intervention is to be kept at a minimum. Finally, we will discuss how this will allow to more robustly perform tasks such as inspection and maintenance operations of city infrastructure such as power plants, which will ultimately lead to new technology for digitization which can help to solve environmental and societal problems.

Bio: Patrick Hammer is a postdoc researcher at Stockholm University, Department of Psychology, working with Robert Johansson and Pawel Herman. Before joining Stockholm University, he got his PhD in Computer Science (AI track) at Temple University, Pennsylvania, United States, where he was a full-time research assistant of Pei Wang. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Reasoning Systems, Autonomous Robots, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Cognitive Science.

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