Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)

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The 10th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting "Meaning/ Meaningless and the Language"
Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition Symposium 02

*Record [J]


  • [Date]

    • November 25, 2017 14:00-19:30 (open 13:30)
  • [Venue]

  • [Lecture]

    • Naoyuki Sato
      Prefessor of Department of Complex and Intelligent Systems of Future University Hakodate
    • Michael Spranger
      Artist and Reseacher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.
    • Hitoshi Matsubara
      Vice-president and a professor of Department of Complex and Intelligent Systems of Future University Hakodate, Former president of Japanses Society for Artificial Intelligence
    • Moderator: Kenji Doya (OIST), Hideki Nakazawa (AIAARG)
  • [Entrance Fee]

    • Free
    • Simultaneous interpretation (J/E)
  • [Organizer]

    • Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)
  • [In collaboration with]

    • Goethe Institut
    • In collaboration with: Goethe-Institut Tokyo, as a part of "A Better Version of 人", a common project by the Goethe-Institutes in East Asia
  • [Sponsored by]

    • Kakenhi on Innovative Areas: Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science
    • Post-K Exploratory Challenge: Whole-brain Simulation and Brain-style AI

Lecture Content

  • "Neural mechanisms of context and memory for generating 'meanings'"
    Naoyuki Sato

    • Neocortex is thought as a classifier of the environmental features and that produces the basis of our semantic processing. On the other hand, more importantly, the semantic processing is drastically modulated by its contexts. To understand neural mechanisms of such context-based processing, the hippocampus is thought as a key brain region that is known to maintain the context and memory for environments, events and their sequences. In this talk, neural representation and computation of the contexts in the hippocampus are discussed and our recent studies associated with language-based contexts, which are essential for understanding of our semantic processing, are introduced.
    • 佐藤直行
  • "Autonomous meaning creation. Can robots create their own language?"
    Michael Spranger

    • The talk will review and discuss recent research that tries to identify computational mechanisms and representations that allow embodied agents (robots) to autonomously develop meaning and communication systems. The autonomously developed communication systems share important properties of human language such as compositionality, open-endedness and the need for inference. Through experiments with robots in the real world and in simulation, we explore the role of embodiment in communication. We are particularly interested in mechanisms that allow agents to not only develop communication systems but allow robots to choose and develop the conceptualization strategies for developing communication systems - a key feature of Natural Language evolution. The talk will discuss both recent research trends, as well as attempts at artistic exploration of the subject of autonomous meaning creation.
      ※(IV)作品「Language Games」展示中。(19)センター棟B階。
    • ミカエル・シュプランガー
  • "What is 'meaning' for computers?"
    Hitoshi Matsubara

    • Natural language processing technology, one of key areas of artificial intelligence, has advanced considerably by using machine learning techniques. Computers can write some novels and solve some problems of entrance examinations. Humans seem to understand the meaning (as it is) when writing novels and solving problems, but computers do not understand the meaning "for humans" now. In order to make understand the meaning, it is necessary for computers to solve "symbol ground problem". Grounding of entities and symbols for human beings and for computers are different, so the meaning for human beings and the meaning to computer are considered to be different. Maybe computers already understand their meaning, it may just be impossible for humans to understand the meaning for computers.
      *(III) Sato-Matsuzaki Lab. Nagoya University "Kimagure AI project I am a writer" (21) Level B, Center Bldg.
    • 松原仁