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 knowledge and beliefs often determine which emotions you experience. You will behave different when you believe you will pass your exams, than when you know you cannot do it. In the first case, you are hopeful but uncertain, in the latter you’re certain and sad. Emotions are generally assumed to play a useful role in human decision making and behavior. How do you take this fact into account when you are designing artificial intelligence systems? Prof Mehdi Dastani (UU) develops computer models for autonomous systems whose decisions and behaviors are driven by norms, responsibilities and emotions. Will computers ever be able to behave responsibly and emotionally in the same way humans do?


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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