Prediction Machines

51zmr2bn5hhl-_sx329_bo1204203200_This Thursday, November 3rd, from 13:00-13:50 in Freeman G31, Simon McGregor will lead the CogPhi discussion of Chapter 1 (“Prediction Machines”) of Andy Clark’s Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action and the Embodied Mind.  Have your comments and questions ready beforehand.  In fact, feel free to post them in advance, here, as comments on this post.

Guessing Games and The Power of Prediction

The CogPhi reading group resumes next week.  CogPhi offers the chance to read through and discuss recent literature in the Philosophy of Artifical Intelligence and Cognitive51zmr2bn5hhl-_sx329_bo1204203200_ Science.  Each week a different member of the group leads the others through the chosen reading for that week. This term we’ll be working through Andy Clark’s new book on predictive processing, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action and the Embodied Mind.

CogPhi meets fortnightly, sharing the same time slot and room as E-Intentionality, which meets fortnightly in the alternate weeks. Although CogPhi announcements will be made on the E-Int mailing list, attendance at one  seminar series is not required for attendance at the other.  CogPhi announcements will also be made here.

Next week, October 20th, from 13:00-13:50 in Freeman G31, Jonny Lee will lead the discussion of the Introduction (“Guessing Games”) and Chapter 1 (“Prediction Machines”).  Have your comments and questions ready beforehand.  In fact, feel free to post them in advance, here, as comments on this post.

EDIT:  Jonny sent out the following message yesterday, the 19th:

It’s been brought to my attention that covering both the introduction and chapter 1 might be too much material for one meeting. As such, let’s say we’ll just stick to the introduction. If you’ve already read chapter 1, apologies, but you’ll be ahead of the game. On the other hand, if the amount of reading was putting you off, you’ve now only got 10 pages to get through!

 

CogPhi reading announcement

Dear all,

For the next three meetings we’ll be reading Chapter 16, ‘Philosophies of Mind as Machine’ from Maggie Boden’s book ‘Mind as Machine’, starting next Thursday with pages 1334-1362, sections 16i-16iii. You can find a copy on Ron’s door but please don’t take it for more than 30 min.

Best,
Alexander