SNN Symposium: Intelligent Machines, Nijmegen 2010
Can machines think? This has been a conundrum for philosophers for years, but the answer to this question also has real social importance. Modern robots can assist us in our homes and have human-like qualities. The internet provides us with personalized tools that learn from our behavior. It is therefore of more than academic importance that we learn about the actual cognitive powers of computers, and what we can expect of them in the future.
On November 17, SNN organized a one-day symposium in Nijmegen, entitled "Intelligent Machines". Invited research leaders in the field of machine learning and robotics presented examples of intelligence in computers and discussed their views for the future.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide a platform for discussion and interaction between the academic and industrial research and development communities in the Netherlands.
More about the symposium at http://www.snn.ru.nl/symposium-2010/index.html.