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AGI 2016 : Artificial General Intelligence

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Conference Series : Artificial General Intelligence
 
Link: http://agi-conference.org/2016/
 
When Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 19, 2016
Where New York City, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2016
Notification Due May 1, 2016
Final Version Due May 10, 2016
Categories    artificial intelligence   machine learning   intelligent systems   cognitive science
 

Call For Papers

The Ninth Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI-16,
http://agi-conf.org/2016
will be held in New York City (July 16-19, 2016), as part of a
larger event —

HLAI-16 … HUMAN-LEVEL AI 2016: http://agi-conf.org/hlai2016/

This will be the first-ever Multi-conference focused on the creation
of thinking machines with capability at the human level and beyond.

Gary Marcus and Stephen Grossberg are lined up as keynote speakers,
and will be joined by 2-3 additional keynotes to be announced
shortly.

HLAI-16 will include AGI-16, and also BICA-16 (Biologically Inspired
Cognitive Architectures), and the 2016 “Neural-Symbolic Learning and
Reasoning” and “AI and Cognition” Workshops. These four conferences
are normally held separately each year, at different times and
locations. But this year they are coming together in time and space
as a unique and unprecedented Multi-conference.

Furthermore, the HLAI-16 Multi-conference will occur immediately after
the IJCAI-16 (the largest international AI conference), which is also
in New York City.

AGI-16 will be organized just like previous AGI conferences, with the
same focus and structure. Registration for each of the conferences
within the multi-conference will be done separately. However, there
will be numerous common events: common keynotes, a common poster and
demo session, and a common multi-conference banquet. Most
importantly, all 4 events will be held together at the New School in
lower Manhattan, allowing free and wide-ranging HLAI and AGI
discussions among attendees and presenters at all 4 conferences.

Why a Human-Level AI Multi-conference in 2016?

Looking backward, 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the Dartmouth
Conferences, which effectively inaugurated the history of AI and
cognitive systems research.

Looking forward, 2016 is an unprecedentedly exciting time for AI R&D
in general. It is a time when we are seeing a constant stream of
practical and theoretical successes in various parts of the AI field.
And it is a time when the quest to create AI systems with general
intelligence at the human level and beyond is taken more seriously by
a broader community than ever before.

So 2016 is a perfect year to gather together an unprecedentedly large
number of serious researchers and developers in the areas of AGI and
Human-Level AI, for sharing ideas and results and planning
collaborative R&D.

And to top it all off, New York City in the summer is a fantastic place to be.

The paper submission deadline will be April 1, 2016; please see

http://agi-conf.org/2016/call-for-papers/

for further relevant dates.

We hope to see you in New York!

Yours,

AGI-16 Conference Chair:
Ben Goertzel, OpenCog Foundation

Program Committee Chairs:
Pei Wang, Temple University
Bas Steunebrink, IDSIA

Organizing Committee:
Matthew Ikle, Adams State College, OpenCog Foundation
Jose Hernandez-Orallo, Universitat Politècnica de València (Tutorials and Workshops Chair)
Brandon Rohrer, Microsoft (Poster and Demo Sessions Chair)
Ed Keller, New School (Local Co-chair)

AGI Conference Series Chairs:
Ben Goertzel, OpenCog Foundation
Marcus Hutter, ANU

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