AI DEBATE 2

Moving AI Forward: An Interdisciplinary Approach

MONTREAL.AI


Wed, December 23, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST



Moderator and co-organizer (with Vincent Boucher): Gary Marcus

Confirmed speakers: Ryan Calo, Yejin Choi, Daniel Kahneman, Celeste Kidd, Christof Koch, Luis Lamb, Fei-Fei Li, Adam Marblestone, Margaret Mitchell, Robert Osazuwa Ness, Judea Pearl, Francesca Rossi, Ken Stanley, Rich Sutton, Doris Tsao, Barbara Tversky and more TBA

Schedule

Panel 1: "Architecture and Challenges"

Yejin Choi, Luis Lamb, Fei-Fei Li, Robert Ness, Judea Pearl, Ken Stanley and Rich Sutton

Panel 2: "Insights from Neuroscience and Psychology"

Danny Kahneman, Christof Koch, Adam Marblestone, Doris Tsao and Barbara Tversky

Panel 3: "Towards AI we Can Trust"

Ryan Calo, Celeste Kidd, Margaret Mitchell and Francesca Rossi




Final Words, Readings, Slides and Relevant Materials

"It takes a village to raise an AI that's ethical, robust, and trustworthy" - Gary Marcus

Ryan Calo

Remark

*Ryan Calo's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Artificial Intelligence Policy: Not Just A Matter of Principles, Ryan Calo, 2020: https://youtu.be/XoYYpLIoxf0

Yejin Choi

Remark

*Yejin Choi's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Commonsense AI: Cracking the Longstanding Challenge in AI, Yejin Choi, 2020: https://youtu.be/fs80dg6hE3U

Daniel Kahneman

Remark

*Daniel Kahneman's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: System 1 is not non-symbolic, Daniel Kahneman, 2020: https://youtu.be/2zNd69ZGZ8o

Celeste Kidd

Remark

*Celeste Kidd's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Profound impacts of AI (and its biases) on human beliefs, Celeste Kidd, 2020: https://youtu.be/chrGgpTVH2g

Christof Koch

Remark

*Christof Koch's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Don’t look (anymore) at neuroscience for help with AI, Christof Koch, 2020: https://youtu.be/2KqmX4l4QYc

Luis Lamb

Remark

*Luis Lamb's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Neurosymbolic AI: The 3rd Wave, Luis Lamb, 2020: https://youtu.be/sQtDoAEvU3Q

Final Words

"The AI Debate #2 hosted a convergence of diverse views on the future of AI.

We need from a technical perspective to integrate machine learning and logical) reasoning to build interpretable and explainable AI systems and technologies. This is in line with systems 1 and 2 of Kahneman: we need to integrate AI schools of thought, which ideally walk hand in hand and thus strengthen science.

We have to improve scientific understanding amongst AI paradigms, so as to build AI that benefits humanity and the planet. The world will need a principled AI education for all, since AI will be the key technology of the next decades, if not of the XXI century." - Luis Lamb

Readings and Relevant Materials

"Readings that harmonize with the great AI Debate #2" - Luis Lamb

Neurosymbolic AI: The 3rd Wave, Artur d’Avila Garcez and Luis Lamb, 2020: https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.05876

Thinking Fast and Slow in AI, Booch et al., 2020: https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.06002

Neural-Symbolic Cognitive Reasoning, D'Avila Garcez, Artur S., Lamb, Luís C., Gabbay, Dov, 2009: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783540732457

Rebooting AI : Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust, Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, 2019: http://rebooting.ai

Causality, Judea Pearl, 2009 (2nd Edition): http://bayes.cs.ucla.edu/BOOK-2K/

Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World, Leslie Valiant, 2013: https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.5555/2536711

Learning to Solve NP-Complete Problems: A Graph Neural Network for Decision TSP, Prates et al., 2019: https://ojs.aaai.org//index.php/AAAI/article/view/4399

Learning a SAT Solver from Single-Bit Supervision, Selsam et al., 2019: https://openreview.net/forum?id=HJMC_iA5tm

Graph Neural Networks Meet Neural-Symbolic Computing: A Survey and Perspective, Lamb et al., 2020: https://www.ijcai.org/Proceedings/2020/679

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, 2011: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

Fei-Fei Li

Remark

*Fei-Fei Li's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: In search of the next AI North Star: a tale of two kittens, Fei-Fei Li, 2020: https://youtu.be/XY1VTLRIsNo

Adam Marblestone

Remark

*Adam Marblestone's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Leveraging neuro-technology for AI, Adam Marblestone, 2020: https://youtu.be/gLVmky_BD5c

Margaret Mitchell

Remark

*Margaret Mitchell's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Ethics in the Vision and Language of Artificial Intelligence, Margaret Mitchell, 2020: https://youtu.be/i8LlrhsQ-lQ

Robert Ness

Remark

*Robert Ness's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Causal Reasoning with (Deep) Probabilistic Programming, Robert Ness, 2020: https://youtu.be/qHOfSoc4Oqc

Judea Pearl

Remark

*Judea Pearl’s Remark at AI DEBATE 2: The Domestication of Causal Reasoning: Cultural and Methodological Implications, Judea Pearl, 2020: https://youtu.be/gJW3nOQ4SEA

What I would have said had I been given six (6), instead of three (3) minutes, Judea Pearl, 2020: http://causality.cs.ucla.edu/blog/index.php/2020/12/28/edited-script-of-j-pearl-talk-at-montreal-ai-debate-2/

Readings and Relevant Materials

The Seven Tools of Causal Inference, Judea Pearl, 2016: https://ucla.in/2HI2yyx (Summary: https://vimeo.com/314324108)

Radical Empiricism and Machine Learning Research, Judea Pearl, 2020: https://ucla.in/32YKcWy

Data versus Science: Contesting the Soul of Data-Scienc, Judea Pearl, 2020: https://ucla.in/3iEDRVo

Francesca Rossi

Remark

*Francesca Rossi’s Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Thinking Fast and Slow in AI: Towards more general and trustworthy AI, Francesca Rossi, 2020: https://youtu.be/XE-WThtchuM

Kenneth O. Stanley

Slides

*Kenneth O. Stanley’s Slides presented at AI DEBATE 2: Open-Endedness, Evolution, and AI, Kenneth O. Stanley, 2020: https://montrealartificialintelligence.com/aidebate2/slidesstanley.pdf

Reading

Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective, Kenneth O. Stanley and Joel Lehman, 2015th Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Greatness-Cannot-Planned-Objective/dp/3319155237

Rich Sutton

Remark

*Rich Sutton's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Reinforcement Learning is the Computational Theory of Intelligence, Rich Sutton, 2020: https://youtu.be/hcJNFdZit-Q

Doris Tsao

Remark

*Doris Tsao's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: How the brain builds a model of the world: insights from neuro-science, Doris Tsao, 2020: https://youtu.be/FkKUAGSNHlE

Barbara Tversky

Remark

*Barbara Tversky's Remark at AI DEBATE 2: Thinking with the Body and the World, Barbara Tversky, 2020: https://youtu.be/OFRY39ansJc




Press

Leading computer scientists debate the next steps for AI in 2021, By Ben Dickson | January 2, 2021 | VentureBeat: https://venturebeat.com/2021/01/02/leading-computer-scientists-debate-the-next-steps-for-ai-in-2021/

AI Debate 2: Night of a thousand AI scholars, By Tiernan Ray | December 23, 2020 | ZDNet: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ai-debate4-2-night-of-a-thousand-ai-scholars//

‘The Debate of the Next Decade’ – AI Debate 2 Explores AGI and AI Ethics, Reporter: Yuan Yuan | Editor: Michael Sarazen | December 24, 2020 | Synced: https://syncedreview.com/2020/12/24/the-debate-of-the-next-decade-ai-debate-2-explores-agi-and-ai-ethics/




Pre-Readings

Pre-Readings https://montrealartificialintelligence.com/aidebate2/readings.pdf




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