[DL] Interdisciplinary College 2017: "Creativity and Intelligence in Brains and Machines: From Individuals to Societies" / March 10-17, 2017 / Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany

Tarek R. Besold tarek.besold at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 28 16:50:23 CET 2016

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLEGE 2017: „Creativity and Intelligence in Brains and
Machines: From Individuals to Societies”

(March 10-17, 2017 @ Günne am Möhnesee, Germany)



== WEBSITE == 




== CHAIRS ==


Luc Steels (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

Dieter Jaeger (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)

Tarek R. Besold (University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)





The Interdisciplinary College (IK) is an annual, intense one-week spring
school which offers a dense state-of-the-art course program in neurobiology,
neural computation, cognitive science/psychology, artificial intelligence,
machine learning, robotics and philosophy. It is aimed at students,
postgraduates and researchers from academia and industry. By combining
humanities, science and technology, the IK endeavors to intensify dialogue
between the various disciplines. Participants come mainly - but not
exclusively - from European countries, lecturers from all over the world.
Courses include up-to-date introductions to the main fields of the IK, as
well as an in-depth treatment of the focus topic, which is changing from
year to year. The IK is also a unique social event. In the long evenings,
participants enjoy a very special atmosphere: minds meet, music is played,
and friends are made in the welcoming conference site at Lake Möhne.





The focus topic of the IK 2017 directs the attention to creativity and
intelligence as prototypically human characteristics and capacities,
investigating their role and importance for the individual but also for
society as a whole.


Over the last years creativity has become the focus of numerous research
projects and entire disciplines, ranging from investigations into the neural
foundations of human creativity to Computational Creativity as attempted
“computerization” of creative processes (or parts thereof). Creativity is
usually conceptualized as sharing a close connection with intelligence, for
instance in that the latter often is taken as a precondition of creativity.
But creativity also is a necessarily social phenomenon: While creativity
often starts out on an individual basis, and creative acts are ultimately
implemented by individuals, society very often enables creativity to happen
either in making creative individuals collaborate, or in emergently giving
rise to a genuinely collective creative process.


Language serves as connecting thread between the topics creativity,
intelligence, the individual, and society. Creativity and intelligence often
manifest in language, and individuals and society rely on (different forms
of) language as indispensable medium of communication.


Correspondingly, the IK 2017 will consider the mentioned topics from
different theoretical as well as applied perspectives, offering courses
clustered into four interwoven blocks:

-          Creativity

-          Neuroscience – From Data to Theory and Back

-          Language

-          The Social









Digital Media Lab
Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI)
University of Bremen

Email: Tarek.Besold at uni-bremen.de
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/tarekbesold/



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