LSC 2023 – Pierre-Yves Oudeyer Lecture

LSC 2023 – Pierre-Yves Oudeyer Lecture

As part of the “Life Structure and Cognition 2023: Evolution & Learning” meeting, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Director of the Flowers team at INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest and the University of Bordeaux, will present a lecture in french entitled “La curiosité: apprentissage, évolution et intelligence artificielle ” on June 29 at 5pm in the Buffon amphitheatre.

“What is curiosity? What role does it play in learning, and where does it come from in the course of evolution? I will present a research program that aims to answer these questions by building models based on artificial intelligence. I will also discuss how this opens up new perspectives in artificial intelligence, with the development of “autotelic” machines, i.e. machines that can learn to represent and select their own goals. Finally, I will discuss how these machines can potentially be integrated into human culture, and how they could be tools to help children learn, and help scientists explore complex systems in biology or physics.”

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer and his team at INRIA Bordeaux are studying open lifelong learning and the self-organization of behavioral, cognitive and language structures, at the frontiers of AI and cognitive science. In the field of developmental AI, they use machines as tools to better understand how children learn, and study how machines could learn autonomously like them and integrate into human cultures. They study models of curiosity-driven autotelic learning, enabling humans and machines to set their own goals and self-organize their learning program. They are working on applications in education and assisted scientific discovery, using AI techniques to serve humans, encouraging learning, curiosity, exploration and creativity.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register before June 14:

The scope of the LSC2023: Evolution & Learning meeting that will take place at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in Bures-sur-Yvette from Monday June 26th to Thursday June 30th, is to bring together scientists from the LSC Committee with invited experts and the Parisian scientific community at large to present the latest progress in understanding evolution as a process of learning, and conversely, evolution of learning, in the context of their respective disciplines, to fuel discussion of the challenges and brainstorm on synergistic solutions. Registration :