Schedule

NOTE: The workshop date is currently being decided by NeurIPS organizers and will be held on the 13th of December 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Center @ West Level 2 Room 220-222 in Vancouver, Canada.

08.50 - 09.00: Opening Remarks

Session 1: Biological Inspiration and Inductive Biases

  • 09.00 - 09.25: Olivier Henaff (DeepMind)
  • 09.25 - 09.50: Irina Higgins (DeepMind)
  • 09.50 - 10.15: Bill Freeman (MIT)

10.15 - 10.45: Q&A from the Audience: Ask a Neuro / Cognitive Scientist. Panelists: Talia Konkle, Thomas Griffiths, James DiCarlo.

10.45 - 11.00: Coffee Break.

Session 2: New Datasets for Comparing Humans and Machines

  • 11.00 - 11.15: Ruairidh Battleday (Princeton)
  • 11.15 - 11.30: Will Xiao (Harvard)
  • 11.30 - 11.45: Erin Grant (UC Berkeley)
  • 11.45 - 12.10: Andrei Barbu (MIT)
  • 12.10 - 12.35: Mike Tarr (CMU)
  • 12.35 - 1.00: James DiCarlo (MIT)

01.00 - 02.00: Lunch on your own

02.00 - 03.00: Poster Session.

03.00 - 03.30: Q&A from the Audience. Ask the Grad Students: Cross-disciplinary research experiences and tips for Graduate School Admissions Panelists:

  • Erin Grant (UC Berkeley)
  • Nadine Chang (CMU)
  • Ruairidh Battleday (Princeton)
  • Sophia Sanborn (UC Berkeley)
  • Nikhil Parthasarathy (NYU)

Session 3: Robustness and Generalization

  • 3.30 - 3.55: Talia Konkle (Harvard)
  • 3.55 - 4.20: Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (Columbia)
  • 4.20 - 4.45: Matthias Bethge (Universität Tübingen)
  • 4.45 - 5.10: Eero Simoncelli (NYU)

5.10 - 6.00: Panel Discussion: What sorts of cognitive or biological (architectural) inductive biases will be crucial for developing effective artificial intelligence? Panelists: Irina Higgins, Talia Konkle, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Matthias Bethge.

6.00 - 6.10: Concluding Remarks, Best Paper Award Prize (NVIDIA Titan RTX) Ceremony and Best Poster Award Prize Ceremony (Oculus Quest).

6.10 - 7.00: Evening Reception sponsored by MIT Quest for Intelligence.