[Comp-neuro] [publication and call for dialog] IEEE CIS Newsletter on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer pierre-yves.oudeyer at inria.fr
Fri Mar 2 18:04:46 CET 2018


Dear colleagues,

we are happy to announce the release of the latest issue of the IEEE CIS Newsletter on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (open access).
This is a biannual newsletter addressing the sciences of developmental and cognitive processes in natural and artificial organisms, from humans to robots, at the crossroads of cognitive science, developmental psychology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and neuroscience. 

It is available at: http://goo.gl/pA7WrH

Featuring dialog:
=== "One developmental architecture to rule them all?"
== Dialog initiated by Matthias Rolf, Lorijn Zaadnoordijk and Johan Kwisthout
with responses from: Niels Taatgen, John Spencer, Gary Jones, Gerard Wolff, Clément Moulin-Frier and Paul Verschure
== Topic: Humans have a unique capability to achieve and learn a wide diversity of skills of all kinds, from low-level sensorimotor skills to very abstract linguistic or mathematical skills. Is it possible to develop theories of how general cognitive architectures can display such a general flexibility for skill learning? This dialog adresses this question, and discusses whether and how it would be useful both epistemologically and in practice to aim towards the development of a “standard integrated cognitive architecture”, akin to “standard models” in physics, or whether focusing on simple and partial models should be a better approach. In particular, this question is discussed in the context of understanding development in infants, and of building developmental architectures, thus addressing the issue of architectures that not only learn, but that are adaptive themselves.

Call for new dialog:
=== "Curiosity as Driver of Extreme Specialization in Humans"
== Dialog initiated by Celeste Kidd
==  This dialog asks the question of why and how humans can be driven to extremely specialize. In particular, it proposes the hypothesis that curiosity may play a fundamental role in this process, and highlights many important open questions about how this could happen, and what are the actual mechanisms of curiosity-driven exploration and learning. Those of you interested in reacting to this dialog initiation are welcome to submit a response by May 30th, 2018. The length of each response must be between 600 and 800 words including references (contact pierre-yves.oudeyer at inria.fr).

Let us remind you that all issues of the newsletter are all open-access and available at: https://goo.gl/ZjjZNz

I wish you a stimulating reading!

Best regards,

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer,
Editor of the IEEE CIS Newsletter on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
Research director, Inria
Head of Flowers project-team
Inria and Ensta ParisTech, France
http://www.pyoudeyer.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pyoudeyer

and 

Fabien Benureau
Assistant Editor
Inria Mnemosyne team
http://fabien.benureau.com
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