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Interdisciplinary Research Platform (IDRP) - Science of Intelligence

We are in the age of AI revolution. Computers today can perform many tasks which until recently, could only be done by people. A contemporary machine vision system could identify faces, even matching them to specific identities, and many of the objects in the scene. However, unlike a human being, in most of the cases it will fail to interpret and explain what is happening in an image. We do not really know what understanding an image by a human brain means. We do not know how to engineer a system which can possess common sense, can flexibly adapt to new situations, and can deal effectively with uncertainty while planning like a normal human being. To build next-generation AI systems, we need to understand the algorithms used by the brain and the hardware needed to run these algorithms. Current focus on the engineering of intelligence must be complemented by scientific investigations of natural intelligence. The Interdisciplinary Research Platform (IDRP) on Science of Intelligence aims to address the core questions about intelligence – its nature, how it is manifested in the brain, and how it could be implemented in machines.

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