Faces of Intelligence

Brian Ball | May 18, 2017

Presentations & Panel Discussion

Intelligence manifests itself in a variety of ways. This panel will discuss the many faces of intelligence – whether natural or artificial – from both scientific and philosophical points of view.

Connections will be explored between intelligence, information, language, the emotions, and creativity amongst other things, and an attempt will be made to sketch, however roughly and incompletely, some of the features of the landscape of intelligence.

Our Speakers & Panel

Philosophies of the mind and language: Dr Brian Ball is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, and Head of Research, at the New College of the Humanities. He studied Philosophy and Linguistics at McGill University. He then completed his graduate studies at the University of Oxford, where he was subsequently a Lecturer in Philosophy at St Anne’s College, and then Balliol. He conducts research primarily in the philosophies of mind and language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Philosophy of action, emotions and motivation: Dr Naomi Goulder is Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities. She received a double first in philosophy from the University of Cambridge, studied with a Henry Fellowship at Harvard, completed her doctoral degree at Birkbeck, and was then a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol, where she received a Students’ Union teaching award. She works in the philosophy of action and is interested in, amongst other things, the emotions and the theory of motivation.

Machine learning: Dr Fintan Nagle is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, as well as a Lecturer in Psychology at New College of the Humanities. He is currently applying machine learning to model the attentional demands of task switching in automated vehicles. A computer scientist by training, he has spent some time in systems biology (MSc & MRes) and experimental psychology (PhD).

Philosophy of science and Artificial Intelligence: Dr Ioannis Votsis is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities and a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. He was previously Assistant Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Düsseldorf, as well as Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and the London School of Economics. His main area of research is the philosophy of science, and he has an active interest in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.

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Brian Ball

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy