In this workshop, let us delve into the burgeoning realm of symbiotic interactions between substrates, including humans, animals, artificial beings, and others. Grounded in rigorous scientific exploration, we would like to discuss promising avenues and techniques to generate new designs for meaningful communication beyond the boundaries of a single species or type of agent. Standing on the shoulders of giant recent advances in artificial intelligence, but also the latest insights from biology, information science, psychology, and ethics, we want to push on the development of techniques that will allow us to design and foster positive, emergent, mutualistic interactions, paving new, possibly surprising paths toward fostering harmonious hybrid systems, which amplify the strengths and mitigate the weaknesses of agents functioning on their own. This workshop is an invitation to discuss together and envision and shape a future where humanity and technology seamlessly intertwine for the collective betterment, and grounded in the emerging science of diverse and hybrid intelligences.
10-12 Morning session
12-14 Lunch break
14-16 Afternoon session
16-17 Conclusion & opportunities
Hector Zenil - Founder & Director Oxford Immune Algorithmics, UK.
Olaf Witkowski - Founding Director of Research at Cross Labs, Japan.
Tomas Veloz - Director of Mathematical Modeling, Centre Leo Apostel, VUB
Francis Heylighen - Director of Centre Leo Apostel, VUB
Martin Biehl - Researcher at Cross Labs, Japan
Bart de Boer - Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels, VUB