Mensa x ACIT Intelligence Day

Mensa x ACIT Intelligence Day

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7th of May 2022, 10am-5pm CET.
Address:, Albisriederstrasse 199, 8047 Zürich, Schweiz
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  • 10am – Welcome and introduction to intelligence research and the use of the term “intelligence” in everyday language
  • 10.30am – Prof. Elsbeth Stern (ETH Zürich) on IQ testing, correlations of intelligence with life outcomes, heritability of IQ, and educational proposals
  • 11.30am – Prof. Marina Fiori (EHB Lausanne) on developments within EQ research and how emotional information-processing is peculiar and different from cognitive information processing
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 01.30pm – Manuel Brenner (CIMH Mannheim) on the Neuroscience of Intelligence and the idea of a universal intelligence foundation, as well as connections between neuroscience and AI
  • 02.30pm – Alejandro Noel (Google) on artificial intelligence and robotics including active inference, discussing a potential upcoming revolution within AI research
  • 03.30pm – Panel Discussion with all speakers and Benjamin Bargetzi (Google), synthesizing the day’s content, focusing primarily on 3 themes:
    • How do you define intelligence? What does the term mean to you?
    • How close are we to code real intelligence? Is there a difference in modeling emotional vs. cognitive components?
    • Is intelligence something purely individualistic or could it also be seen as a collectivistic/cultural/group-level enterprise?

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2022-05-07 @ 10:00 AM (CET) to
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