project . 2017 - 2023 . On going

M and M

Generalization in Mind and Machine
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 741134 Call for proposal: ERC-2016-ADG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG Overall Budget: 2,495,580 EURFunder Contribution: 2,495,580 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Sep 2017
    End Date
    31 Aug 2023
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Is the human mind a symbolic computational device? This issue was at the core Chomsky’s critique of Skinner in the 1960s, and motivated the debates regarding Parallel Distributed Processing models developed in the 1980s. The recent successes of “deep” networks make this issue topical for psychology and neuroscience, and it raises the question of whether symbols are needed for artificial intelligence more generally. One of the innovations of the current project is to identify simple empirical phenomena that will serve a critical test-bed for both symbolic and non-symbolic neural networks. In order to make substantial progress on this issue a series of empirical a...
Description
Is the human mind a symbolic computational device? This issue was at the core Chomsky’s critique of Skinner in the 1960s, and motivated the debates regarding Parallel Distributed Processing models developed in the 1980s. The recent successes of “deep” networks make this issue topical for psychology and neuroscience, and it raises the question of whether symbols are needed for artificial intelligence more generally. One of the innovations of the current project is to identify simple empirical phenomena that will serve a critical test-bed for both symbolic and non-symbolic neural networks. In order to make substantial progress on this issue a series of empirical a...
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