19 June 2024

CIFAR Workshop: "World Models: Causality, Neuroscience, and AI Safety"

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A CIFAR workshop took place on Tuesday, the 18th, and Wednesday, the 19th in Tübingen, in conjunction with the ELLIS Institute Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS).

Hosted at MPI-IS, the workshop delved into the robust and causal learning of world models, with a particular focus on inspirations from neuroscience and applications in AI safety. Specifically, it aimed to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of causal world models and their significance for understanding and advancing interactive AI systems;
  • Explore the role of world models in neuroscience to better comprehend how the brain processes information and adapts to new situations; and,
  • Discuss the challenges and considerations in building world models for AI safety.

Featuring award-winning scientists and accomplished specialists in AI, the workshop was a blend of intriguing talks and engaging panel discussions. Top scientists had the opportunity to present groundbreaking research and explore future collaborations.

Find the full agenda and list of speakers here.