We are pleased to invite you to the PIBBSS Summer Symposium where the fellows from the ‘23 fellowship program present their work.
The symposium is taking place online, over several days in the week of September 18th.
PIBBSS is a research initiative aiming to explore parallels between intelligent behavior in natural and artificial systems, and to leverage these insights towards the goal of building safe and aligned AI.
During June-August ‘23, we ran the second iteration of our 3-month research fellowship program. The symposium acts as a venue to share research conducted as part of this program.
The PIBBSS Summer Symposium is a multi-day event where PIBBSS fellows present their work.
The event is taking place on the days of Tuesday - Friday, Sept 19th - 22nd, between 18:00-~21:00 CET / 9:00 - 12:00 PT / 12:00 - 15:00 ET.
The event is set it up such that you can easily join whichever talks and breakout sessions you are most interesting in.
Find a program overview here.
Find the full program here, including brief descriptions of each talk.
On top of the talks, there will also be opportunities to continue the discussion with fellows at the end of each block in speaker-specific breakout rooms.
Talks span a wide range of topics in line with PIBBSS’s research mission. Some representative examples of topics include:
The symposium is taking place over the course of four days, in blocks of ~4 fellows.
Each fellow presents for a total of 30 minutes, including some time for questions.
At the end of each block, there will be speaker-specific break-out rooms to allow for further questions and discussions.
- 21:00 CEST
Register here to receive a link to the webinar.
The same link works for the entire symposium. This allows you to tune in for exactly those talks and breakout sessions you’re most interested in!
Find the full program here, including brief descriptions of each talk. (You can toggle between the days to discover the full program.)
If you cannot make it to a talk, worry not! Most talks will be recorded and can later be viewed at the PIBBSS YouTube Page.
For a full version of the agenda, including talk descriptions, see here. Times below are in CEST.
18:00 — Auto-Intentional Agency and AI Risk — Giles Howdle
18:30 — Allostasis emergence of auto-intentional agency — George Deane
19:00 — (Basal) Memory and the Cognitive Light Cone of Artificial Systems — Urte Laukaityte
19:30 — Searching For a Science of Abstraction — Aysja Johnson
20:00 — Breakout sessions with each presenter
18:00 — Agent, behave! Learning and sustaining social norms as normative equilibria — Ninell Oldenburg
18:30 — Detecting emergent capabilities in multi-agent AI systems — Matthew Lutz
19:00 — An overview of AI misuse risks (and what to do about them) — Sammy Martin
19:30 — Tort Law as a tool for mitigating catastrophic Risk from Artificial Intelligence — Gabriel Weil
18:00 — The role of model degeneracy in the dynamics of SGD — Guillaume Corlour
18:30 — A Geometry Viewpoint for Interpretability — Nischal Mainali
19:00 — Studying Language Model Cognition through Prompt-Engineering Experiments — Eleni Angelou
19:30 — Breakout sessions with each presenter
18:00 — Beyond vNM: Self-modification and Reflective Stability — Cecilia Wood
18:30 — Constructing Logically Updateless Decision Theory — Martín Soto
19:00 — A Mathematical Model of Deceptive Policy Optimization — Tom Ringstrom
19:30 — Causal approaches to agency and directedness — Brady Pelkey
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Some talks are visible on YouTube here