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IIT Jodhpur organizes International Workshop on Science of Intelligence 2020
 
IIT Jodhpur has organized International Workshop on Science of Intelligence during 18 – 19 January 2020 in collaboration with IIT Delhi. The aim of the workshop was to converge, in coordination with researchers across the country, to formulate a programme on the science of intelligence.
 
This two-day event, organized by the Institute’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Cognitive Science, has witness expert lectures and panel discussion by eight eminent scientists and speakers on cognitive science and artificial intelligence from around the world.
 
The workshop aims to address core questions about intelligence – its nature, how it is manifested in living systems and how it could be implemented in machines.
 
Day 1 of the Workshop was inaugurated by Smt. Mugdha Sinha, Secretary to Government, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Rajasthan. Smt. Sinha’s remarks were followed by the Opening Remarks by Prof. Manas Kumar Mandal, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur.
 
Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur welcomed and thanked the speakers.
 
The first talk of the day by Prof. Neeraj Jain, Director, National Brain Research Centre, threw light on a neurobiologist’s perspective on intelligence.
 
The expert talk by Prof. Mandal focused on how knowledge is acquired, represented, stored, processed, transferred and retrieved.
 
A panel discussion, with Prof. Manas Kumar Mandal, Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Prof. Neeraj Jain, and Prof. Laxmidhar Behera (IIT Kanpur) and the participants, included discussions on the roadmap for the role of science of intelligence. The day witnessed two more expert talks – by Prof. Laxmidhar Behera on building conscious machines, and Dr. Tapan Gandhi (IIT Delhi) on artificial intelligence.
 
A poster symposium was organized where participants presented their research ideas on cognitive science and allied themes. The event witnessed participation of more than 100 participants from across the country.