the encounter between psychology and engineering

Determinism and Chinese Puppetry

analog mind and digital machine

AI (artificial intelligence) is changing society. Within the last year, thousands of AI-based tools are available to developers. Apps can problem solve customer complaints, construct award-winning images, and develop revenue-generating marketing plans; write computer code, song lyrics and entire novels;  play chess, solve mathematical problems, and offer dating advice. Their capability of these tools is expansive and remarkable—even to the developers.

Headlines are filled with warnings about AI. How are these systems constructed?  What are their capabilities? Can AI become a threat to human existence? Are these tools examples of human-like intelligence?

Biological intelligence is driven by adaptation to the environment and studied by psychologists, biologists, neuroscientists, and theoreticians. Work is primarily experimental and theoretical. Funding is limited. Machine intelligence is measured by the automation and enhancement of human needs and interests and dominated by mathematicians and engineers who build tools that can be monetized. Funding is vast. The results are two domains separated by very high walls with limited communication between them.

For a peek over the ramparts, join our discussion for a unique insight into mind and machine.

The presenter has a graduate degree in computational neuroscience and studied under one of the founding-figures of AI and neural networks.

Location in Hanoi

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023 · 19:30 – 21:30
Tổ Chim Xanh (Bluebird’s Nest)
Số 13 Ngõ 27 Đặng Dung, Ba Đình

Google Meet Info

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023 · 19:30 – 21:30
Time zone: Hanoi (UTC+7)

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