Winter Intelligence Conference 2012

The Winter Intelligence Conference, set in Oxford during Alan Turing’s centenary year, combines two subconferences:

AGI-12, the 5th conference on Artificial General Intelligence on the 8th and 9th of December 2012 (with workshops to follow on the 10th and 11th).
AGI Impacts conference which analyses the issues and risks surrounding the creation of such machines (run by the Future of Humanity Institute and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impact of Future Technology) on the 10th and 11th of December 2012.

A selection of papers from the AGI Impacts conference have been published in a special volume of the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence: Risks of General Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 26, Iss. 3, 2014, Vincent C. Müller (ed).

Attendees at both subconferences are eligible for the $1000 2012 Turing Prize for Best AGI Safety Paper, for any paper or contribution to ‘AGI-12’ and ‘AGI-Impacts 2012’ that presents exceptional research on the question of how to develop safe architectures or goals for artificial general intelligence (AGI).

Maps and directions to and around Oxford can be found here.

Venue: St. Anne’s College, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre


Saturday 8 December 2012
08:30-08:45 Conference intro: Ben Goertzel
08:45-09:45 Keynote:

09:45-10:45 Keynote:

10:45-11:15 Morning break
11:15-12:15 Keynote:

12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Keynote:

14:35-16:20 Session 1: Cognitive Architectures & Models A
16:20-16:45 Break
16:45-18:30 Session 2: Cognitive Architectures & Models B

Sunday 9 December 2012
08:30-10:30 Session 3: Universal Intelligence and its Formal Approximations
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:40 Session 4: Conceptual and Contextual Issues
12:40-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:00 AGI Society / conference series business meeting
14:00-16:00 Session 5: Cognitive Architectures and Models C
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Session 6: Mathematical Formalisms and Tools
Monday 10 December 2012
AGI-12 Workshops and AGI Impacts
08:00-10:00 AGI-12 Tutorial:

  • Aaron Sloman: Meta-morphogenesis: How a planet can produce Minds, Mathematics and Music Video →

9:45-10:15 Break
10:00-12:00 Hands-on AGI-12 tutorial on the CHREST cognitive architecture

AGI Impacts:
13:00-13:15 Introductory Remarks (Bostrom & Müller)
13:15-14:30 Keynote:
Tuesday 11 December 2012
AGI-12 Workshops and AGI Impacts
08:30-10:30 Special Session on AGI & Neuroscience
10:30-11:00 Break
AGI Roadmap discussion, led by Ben Goertzel and Joscha Bach
12:00-13:00 Lunch
AGI Impacts:
13:00-15:00 Talks: