AIC 2016

4th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition

AIC 2016 New York

International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition, 4th Edition


AIC 2016 is the fourth international appointment of the International Workshop Series AIC on "Artificial Intelligence and Cognition". The AIC series started in 2013, stemming from the need of creating an international scientific forum for the discussion and the presentation of the theoretical and applied research developments in the field of cognitively inspired Artificial Intelligence.

In recent years, after a period of partial fragmentation of the research directions between the AI and Cognitive Science community, the area of cognitively inspired artificial systems has attracted a renewed attention both from academia and industry and the awareness about the need for additional research in this interdisciplinary field is gaining again widespread acceptance.

In this spirit, the AIC 2016 workshop aims at putting together researchers coming from different domains (e.g., artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) working on the interdisciplinary field of cognitively inspired artificial systems.

AIC 2016 will be an official workshop of the BICA 2016, 7th Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures and will be one of the international events that will take place in July in New York under the HLAI framework, a joint effort between the major Artificial Intelligence conferences and academic events explicitly targeting work towards the computational creation of human-level Artificial Intelligence.

As for the other HLAI 2016 events, AIC 2016 will be then co-located with IJCAI 2016 in New York City.

This edition of the AIC Workshop is particularly important also from an historical perspective since, in 2016, there is the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Dartmouth Conference, the event which effectively inaugurated the history of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Systems research. Many of the original founders of AI as a research discipline shared the dream of (re-)creating high-level intelligence with computational means, i.e., achieving human-level AI by taking inspiration from the heuristics adopted by human cognition. This goal is still pursued (with varied interpretations) by many researchers all around the world today and represents one of the main challenges for the AIC community.

AIC 2016 particularly welcome papers raising challenging questions, innovative ideas and out of the box thinking and which, as a consequence, can help to promote interesting discussions at the workshop. The participation of younger researchers is encouraged as well.

Please address questions regarding the workshop to the AIC 16 Organizers (Antonio Lieto, Mehul Bhatt, Alessandro Oltramari, David Vernon).

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