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The emergence of collective knowledge and cumulative culture in animals, humans and machines

Discussion meeting

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised in partnership with the British Academy by Professor Andrew Whiten, Dr Ellen Garland, Professor Dora Biro and Professor Simon Kirby.

The Royal Society, London

This meeting will bridge between two research fields that have recently burgeoned, although largely separately. One field covers collective action and intelligence, the other cultural evolution. Through an evolutionary perspective spanning both human and non-human animals and extending to machine intelligence, the meeting will elaborate and deepen newly recognised intersections and linkages across these subjects and advance their integration.

More information about the schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Recordings of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17.00 on Monday 14 March 2022. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 7 January 2022. Please include the text 'Poster abstract submission' in the email subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Both in-person and online attendance available
  • Limited places, advance registration essential (more information about registration will be available soon)

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

The emergence of collective knowledge and cumulative culture in animals, humans and machines

Scientific discussion meeting organised in partnership with the British Academy by Professor Andrew Whiten, Dr Ellen Garland, Professor Dora Biro and Professor Simon Kirby.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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