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08/31/2021 - 09/03/2021 | Bielefeld

"Cognitive Behavior of Humans, Animals, and Machines: Situation Model Perspectives"

Closing Conference of the ZiF Research Group, convened by Werner Schneider and Helge Ritter (Bielefeld, GER)

Recent advances in cognitive neuroscience (CN, the combination of psychology and brain science) have given us new insights about likely core components of cognitive behavior that exhibits the striking flexibility and context-sensitivity that we see in humans and many animal species (e.g., rodents, monkeys). At the same time, progress in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, particularly through deep learning and its connection with other machine learning approaches, along with the availability of sophisticated robots, scenarios and datasets, have opened up new routes for synthesizing intelligent functions. These advances have created a strong basis for a converging and cross-disciplinary challenge: to understand how the emerging functional modules need to be connected in order to enable flexible context-sensitive behavior for both natural cognitive agents as well as for robots to live up to what we would expect from truly intelligent systems.

Information on participating / attending:
Please direct any inquiries about the Research Group Cognitive Behavior of Humans, Animals, and Machines to Josefine Albert or Shiau-Chuen Chiou (E-Mail:


08/31/2021 - 09/03/2021

Event venue:

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung
Universität Bielefeld
Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Bielefeld University
Methoden 1
33615 Bielefeld

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Scientists and scholars

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Subject areas:

Biology, Cultural sciences, Information technology, Philosophy / ethics, Psychology

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Seminar / workshop / discussion




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