Workshop: Engineering and Reverse Engineering Reinforcement Learning

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Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: Singleton Auditorium, MIT 46-3002

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Host: Josh Tenenbaum

Contact: Kathleen Sullivan,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Workshop: Engineering and Reverse Engineering Reinforcement Learning

Update: Do to the unexpected high demand, there will be overflow seating available on a first come first serve basis. The talks will be projected onto TVs located in the MIT Bldg. 46 atrium – just outside of the Singleton Auditorium. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide lunch for the overflow audience.

We will not be video taping or webcasting this event.

Summary: Psychologists and neuroscientists routinely borrow ideas from machine learning to understand and model reinforcement learning in humans and animals. Likewise, ideas from psychology and neuroscience filter into machine learning in a variety of ways. The goal of the workshop is to highlight some of the theoretical synergies that have arisen from this cross-pollination. The symposium will cover three topics (see below), each addressed by one cognitive scientist/neuroscientist and one computer scientist.

Schedule (Updated 7/16/2014):

10am-10:05am: Introduction and welcome

Session 1: Learning to learn
10:05-10:30: Michael Littman (Brown)
10:30-10:55: Michael Frank (Brown)
10:55-11:10: discussion

Session 2: Inverse reinforcement learning and theory of mind
11:10-11:35: Monica Babes-Vroman (Rutgers)
11:35-12:00: Chris Baker (MIT)
12:00-12:15: discussion

12:15-1:00: lunch

Session 3: Intrinsic motivation and exploration
1:00-1:25: Laura Schulz (MIT)
1:25-1:50: Andrew Barto (UMass Amherst)
1:50-2:05: discussion

Workshop is co-organized by the MIT Intelligence Initiative (MIT I^2) and the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM.)

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See other events that are part of the Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series 2013/2014.

Created by Kathleen Sullivan Email at Thursday, July 03, 2014 at 3:56 PM.