How can we make machines that are more self-sufficient and autonomous than possible today? How can we make machines that can achieve complex tasks, even when given only vague, high-level instructions? How can specialized AI technologies fit together to form architectures with increased autonomy and general intelligence?
Recent developments in the field, IJCAI-17's Special Theme on Autonomy, and its co-location with the Tenth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, have prompted us to organize the First International Workshop on Architectures for Generality & Autonomy (AGA 2017) at the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AGA 2017 welcomes a wide range of people who are interested in the "grand AI dream" of creating general or "strong" AI. We aim to bring together researchers from different AI sub-disciplines and communities in order to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, including those from the IJCAI, AGI ("artificial general intelligence"), and BICA ("biologically inspired cognitive architectures") Societies, as well as cognitive science, neuroscience, philosophy, and computer science.
While many recent advances (e.g. deep learning techniques and hierarchical reinforcement learning) fulfill the requirement of continued advances and success in AI, their ability to bring forth human-level artificial intelligence remains unclear. The workshop will focus on AI and cognitive architectures with an eye towards artificial general intelligence, autonomy and task-independent computational theories about how (natural and artificial) minds acquires knowledge and skills.
Some scientific and methodological questions and topics this workshop aims to address (but is not limited to) include:
|9:05-9:30||Invited talk: Dr. Aaron Sloman|
Key Outstanding Problems in Artificial General Intelligence
|9:35-10:20||Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, Dr. Pei Wang and Dr. Joscha Bach
Architectures for Generality & Autonomy — A View From Past to Present
|16:00-17:00||Panel Discussion / Brainstorming Session|
|17:00-18:00||Poster & Demo Session|
The central focus of AGA 2017 is autonomous and intelligent general-purpose systems. We are interested in hearing a diverse set of views from researchers in numerous fields —
— with an aim to discuss a wide range of methods, assumptions, approaches, and systems under development.We welcome —
— on a wide range of topics related to achieving the grand dream of AI research, including but not limited to:
Papers should be between 2 and 12 pages (excluding references) and describe the authors' original work in full (no extended abstracts). Formatting Guidelines, LaTeX Styles and Word Template can be dowloaded from here. Papers will be subjected to peer-review and can be accepted for oral presentation or poster presentation. For papers that have previously been submitted to IJCAI and rejected, we ask authors to append the reviews and their responses to aid our review process.
Proposals for Demonstrations should be accompanied with a 2-page description for inclusion in the workshop's pre-proceedings. Examples include, but are not limited to: (interactively) demonstrating the performance of a robot, (cognitive) architecture, or design methodology.
Oral presentations should be given by one of the authors during one of the Contributed Talks Sessions. Posters and demonstrations will be presented during the Demonstrations and Posters Session, and if time permits, authors will get 4 minutes to promote their work at the beginning of the Poster & Demo Promotion Session.
Contributions should be submitted through EasyChair before the deadline on May 5th (23:59 UTC-12). Authors will be notified on June 9th of the acceptance or rejection of their submission, and requested to submit a revised camera-ready version based on reviewers' comments before June 23rd.
Accepted papers will be gathered into a volume of pre-proceedings and published on this website before the workshop. We are looking into the possibility of producing a special issue for an archival journal.
Reykjavik University & Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines, Iceland
Temple University, U.S.
Reyjkavik University, Iceland
Reykjavik University, Iceland
|Joscha Bach||Harvard University, U.S.|
|Tarek Richard Besold||University of Bremen, Germany|
|Jordi Bieger||Reykjavik University, Iceland|
|Antonio Chella||University of Palermo, Italy|
|Haris Dindo||Yewno & University of Palermo, Italy|
|Patrick Hammer||Graz University, U.S.|
|Helgi P. Helgason||Activity Steeam, Iceland|
|Kamilla R. Jóhannsdóttir||Reykjavik University, Iceland|
|Jan Koutnik||NNAISENSE, Switzerland|
|David Kremelberg||Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines, Iceland|
|Kai-Uwe Kühnberger||University of Osnabrück, Germany|
|Richard Mallah||Future of Life Institute, U.S.|
|Ramon Lopez de Mantaras||AI Research Institute or the Spanish National Research Council, Spain|
|Laurent Orseau||DeepMind, U.K.|
|Paul Rosenbloom||University of Southern California, U.S.|
|Ricardo Sanz||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain|
|Jürgen Schmidhuber||IDSIA, Switzerland|
|Bas Steunebrink||NNAISENSE, Switzerland|
|Claes Strannegård||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Kristinn R. Thórisson||Reykjavik University & Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines, Iceland|
|Pei Wang||Temple University, U.S.|