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Inviting applicants to the Summer School on "Beliefs and Decisions: of Minds and Machines"

We invite applications for the Summer School on "Beliefs and Decisions: of Minds and Machines" that will be held in Budapest, Hungary between 5-9 July 2010.

*Note extended deadline: 15 March 2010*

The aim of the course is to demonstrate that some basic principles of decision making can provide a unifying framework for constructing intelligently behaving artefacts on one hand, and for explaining human and animal cognition both in simple as well as in the most complex domains of behaviour on the other hand. To achieve this, lectures will progress via domains of gradually increasing abstraction that machine learning algorithms and humans deal with starting from representing uncertainty and beliefs about unobserved quantities, through learning internal models of the environment, to making adaptive and successful decisions.

The course is aimed at students, post docs, and junior faculty working in machine learning, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related fields, and especially those who are interested in a combination of these approaches.

Faculty:

- József Fiser, Brandeis University, Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program, USA
- Zoubin Ghahramani, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, UK
- Máté Lengyel, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, UK
- Michael N. Shadlen, University of Washington, Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
- Daniel Wolpert, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, UK

For further information please click here.

Posted on 22/02/2010

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