Kinds of Intelligence Reading Group (2020)

Conveners: Ali Boyle (primary) & Henry Shevlin (support)

What? A reading group focused on comparative and theoretical issues in the philosophy of psychology and cognitive science, with particular focus on the puzzles, insights, and challenges presented by non-human intelligence.

When? Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm

Where? Upstairs Boardroom, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
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PART 1: Comparative Cognition

January 9th
Guest: Konstantinos Voudouris. “Inside Insight: Against a Thorpean Dogma.” Supplementary reading: Anthropomorphomania and the Rise of the Animal Mind: A Conversation. Barker & Povinelli (2019). Journal of Folklore Research

January 16th
**No meeting**

January 23rd
Guest: Henry Shevlin. Rethinking creative intelligence: comparative psychology and the concept of creativity. (Paper under review).

January 30th
Guest: Benjamin Farrar. The illusion of science in comparative cognition. Farrar & Ostojic (2019). Psyarxiv.
Note change of location: CFI Downstairs Boardroom**

February 6th
Understanding the replication crisis as a base rate fallacy. Bird (forthcoming). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

February 13th
**No meeting**

PART 2: Artificial Intelligence

February 20th
On the measure of intelligence. Chollet (2019). Arxiv.

February 27th
The rhetoric and reality of anthropomorphism in artificial intelligence. Watson. (2019). Minds & Machines.

March 5th
Deep learning: a philosophical introduction. Buckner (2019). Philosophy Compass.

March 12th
Guest: John Zerilli. Algorithmic decision-making and the control problem. Zerilli et al. (2019). Minds & Machines.

March 19th 
Guest: Catherine Stinson. From implausible artificial neurons to idealised cognitive models: Rebooting philosophy of artificial intelligence. Stinson (2019) Philosophy of Science.


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