Tracing the links between Cognition, Consciousness, and AI

March 8th, 2023

Mila - Quebec AI Institute, Agora

6650 St-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2S 3G9

Recordings are available on Schedule

This workshop is being held in collaboration with COSYNE.


This 1-day workshop will bring together some of the leading thinkers on the study of consciousness, and its intersection with artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience. With an interdisciplinary mix of researchers spanning computer science, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, the goal of this workshop is to trace out the links between higher-order cognition and consciousness, and their implementation in neural networks, both biological and artificial, and what these links could mean for human society.

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The recordings are available on Schedule.

Confirmed Speakers

Matthew Larkum

Humboldt University of Berlin

Melanie Mitchell

Santa Fe Institute

Alison Gopnik

University of California, Berkeley

Megan Peters

University of California, Irvine

Jaan Aru

University of Tartu

Jonathan Simon

Université de Montréal

Gillian Hadfield

University of Toronto


Will the talks be streamed online? Will they be recorded? 

There is no online component to this workshop. The talks will not be streamed. However, we will record them and make them available after the workshop ends. 

Is there a travel grant for this workshop? 

There is no separate travel grant for this workshop. Please consult the COSYNE website for possible travel grants and discounts.

Will there be a space for me to store my luggages on the day of the workshop at Mila? 



This workshop is sponsored by CIFAR and UNIQUE.