A different state of mind


A different state of mind

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Can artificial intelligence learn to be hopeful, joyful or in doubt? With computer scientist and philosopher Prof Mehdi Dastani.

Your beliefs often determine which emotion you experience. You will feel different when you think you passed your exams, than when you know you did. In the first case, you’re hopeful but uncertain, in the latter you’re happy and certain. How do you take this fact into account when you are designing artificial intelligence? Prof Mehdi Dastani (UU) develops computer models that teach autonomous systems how to ‘think’ about responsibilities and emotions. Will computers ever be able to ‘feel’ uncertain? And what does this tell us about human certainty?


Date & time
Wednesday March 6 2019 (20:00-21:30)
No registration is needed. But seats are limited and first come, first served.
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