CHAIN Academic Seminar #1

オラフ・ヴィトコフスキ氏講演会
生命の起源からオープンエンドASI(人工超知能)へ──集合的知性はいかにして多数の心から生まれるのか?──

講師紹介:オラフ・ヴィトコフスキ氏は、株式会社クロスコンパスによって運営されている Cross Research Institute の科学部門ディレクターとチーフ・サイエンティストを務めている気鋭の研究者です。同研究所は「知性」(Intelligence)をキーワードに、生物的知性と人工知能(AI)の研究を行っています。同氏は東京工業大学の地球生命研究所(ELSI)やプリンストン高等研究所にも属して活動しています。

日時:2019年7月8日(月)18:00-19:30
場所:北海道大学人文・社会科学総合教育研究棟(W棟)W202室
言語:英語

From cells, to flocks, to brains, to human societies, to artificial superintelligence (ASI), cognition can be understood in terms of self-maintaining information flows through time and space. Information’s substrate-independence and interoperability made possible for symbolic representations such as the genetic code to parasite the laws of physics. These patterns progressively became more complex, going through major transitions which gave rise to large varieties of self-correcting patterns. The key to understanding the emergence and dynamics of these transitions can be found in the way spatiotemporal entities process and exchange information between each other, that is, the causal structure of their sensorimotor loops and information trading patterns. Replicating these effects artificially within computers – either recent von Neumann architectures or more unconventional computing – enables us to factor out the fundamental principles of life in the universe, and represent formally helpful concepts such as autonomy, complexity, cooperation and integration. In this talk, I will present an exploration how a theory of information dynamics, coupled with artificial life simulation techniques, can help us characterize the fundamental laws that give rise to collective intelligence in the universe.