Beyond the symbols vs signals debate

28 - 29 October 2024 09:00 - 17:00 The Royal Society Free Watch online
Book event
Carlton House Terrace

Discussion meeting organised by Professor Marta Kwiatkowska FRS, Professor Peter Dayan FRS, Professor Tom Griffiths and Professor Doina Precup.

Building artificial intelligence systems that can emulate human intelligence will need to draw on the complementary strengths of machine learning and compositional reasoning, and take advantage of symbolic knowledge as well as raw signals. This meeting aims to advance our scientific understanding of how human learning, reasoning and cognition can be brought to bear on the engineering foundations of AI.

Poster session

There will be a poster session on Monday 28 October. If you would like to present a poster, please submit your proposed title, abstract (up to 200 words), author list, and the name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than 17 September 2024. Please include the text 'Poster submission- Symbols vs signals' in the email subject line.


The programme, including the speaker biographies and abstracts, will be available soon.

Attending the meeting

This event is free to attend and intended for researchers in the field.

Both virtual and in-person attendance is available, but advance registration is essential.

Lunch is available on both days of the meeting and is optional. There are plenty of places to eat nearby if you would prefer to purchase food offsite. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch to the meeting.

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team.