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The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Do Brains Compute, and How Can We Tell?
featuring
Rosa Cao
Philosophy Department

Monday, January 23, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Brains are paradigmatically information-processing systems, and this is often taken to mean that brains perform computation ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

"Structure, Uncertainty, and the Flexibility of Human Thinking"
featuring
Noah Goodman
Psychology Department

Monday, November 14, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Human cognition is incredibly flexible, partly because common-sense knowledge is uncertain but highly structured. Probabilistic programming ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Neutral Net Neutrality: Expressing User Preferences With Network Cookies
featuring
Yiannis Yiakoumis
Electrical Engineering Department

Monday, October 24, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Should applications receive special treatment from the network? And if so, who decides which ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 1 month ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

The 2016 Summer Projects Poster Fair
featuring
Student Summer Interns
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, October 3, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Philosophy Courtyard (between Building 370 and Building 380)

SCHEDULE:

12:30 Welcome and Brief Poster Introductions

12:35 Poster Presentations:

David Morgan Altman, "Children ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 1 month ago

Looking to take SymSys 100:  Minds and Machines?  We have changed the course number to SymSys 1.  You will find the course listing in Explorecourses under 

SYMSYS 1: Minds and Machines (LINGUIST 35, PHIL 99, PSYCH 35)

(Formerly SYMSYS 100). An overview of the interdisciplinary study of cognition, information, communication ...

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Posted by Admin 1 year, 3 months ago

Seven Symbolic Systems students have been appointed as undergraduate peer Advising Fellows for 2016-'17. The seven who will begin their duties in the fall of 2016 are

Sara Altman ('16, M.S. '17), Cognitive Science
Bora Erden ('17), Neurosciences
Luci Li ('18), Cognitive Science
Sydney Maples ('17), Cognitive Science ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 5 months ago

26th Annual Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker event

Eliezer Yudkowsky

Cofounder and Senior Research Fellow, Machine Intelligence Research Institute

The AI Alignment Problem: Why it's hard, and where to start.

Hewlett Teaching Center, Auditorium 201

May 5, 2016, 5pm PST

BIOGRAPHY:

Eliezer Yudkowsky is a decision theorist who is widely ...


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Posted by Todor Markov 1 year, 7 months ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

M.S. Project Presentations
featuring
Master of Science Degree Candidates
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, May 2, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:

(1) Cody Karutz, "The Crystal Reef: Cinematic and Interactive Virtual Reality Education Experiences about Marine Conservation ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 7 months ago

The selection process (also known as "Match Madness") for Symbolic Systems Summer Internships has entered the Post-Priority Period. Summer internship descriptions are now visible to all users, and Symbolic Systems student profiles remain visible only to Sym Sys faculty. Stanford undergraduates and Symbolic Systems faculty have until Monday, April 4 ...


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 8 months ago
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