IEEE Speaker: Dr. Haluk Ogmen - Artificial vs. Natural Intelligence

January 16

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Engineering & Computer Science, Room 200, Classroom

Dr. Haluk Ogmen, Professor and Senior Associate Dean

Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science – University of Denver

Dr. Ogmen holds a B.Sc.A. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both from the Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Dr. Ogmen is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and serves as Senior Associate Dean at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver.  His research interests include natural and artificial intelligence, human visual perception, attention, memory and learning. His research is multi-disciplinary and combines theoretical, computational, and empirical approaches to reverse-engineer the human brain.


Presentation: Artificial versus Natural Intelligence

Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Ogmen will provide a brief overview of the history of studies of intelligence and mind from a multi-disciplinary angle, including philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science perspectives. He will also discuss parallel efforts to build artificial intelligence systems and trace their relationships to the studies of natural intelligence. Dr Ogmen's primary argument will support that, if artificial intelligence is to be more like human intelligence, it needs to abandon its aprioristic or empiristic bases and instead adopt a constructivistic approach following the stages of cognitive development in infants. This presentation is going to be a cutting edge venture into AI, artificial thought, and cognition – we hope to see you there.

 Location: – University of Denver, (Room 200) 2155 E Wesley Ave, Denver, CO 80208

Invited: IEEE members, guests, students, walk-ins are welcome.