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AI Lund 2019 revisited: Intrinsic Motivation - Curiosity and learning for the sake of learning

AI Lund 2019 revisited 2020-05-20


From: 2020-05-20 12:00 to 13:15
Place: Online
Contact: jonas [dot] wisbrant [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se
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The Corona crisis prevents the physical meetings and discussions that have so far been a central part of AI Lund's outreach activities. But in order to continue dialogue and joint learning, we now try a series of online lunch seminars. Together we watch one or more presentations from previous AI Lund events for 20-30 minutes. Then an expert, often. the original speaker, are there to answer questions for 10-15 minutes. You can also ask questions in the text chat during the video. The presentations can be in Swedish or English, and you can ask questions in both languages.

ErikOn May 20, we watch the presentation that WASP PhD Student Erik Gärtner gave on September 30, 2019 at AI Lund's fika-till-fika workshop on AI & ML Technologies.

Title: Intrinsic Motivation - Curiosity and learning for the sake of learning

Speaker: Erik Gärtner, WASP PhD student at the centre for mathematical sciences, Lund university

Abstract: Humans as well as other animals are curious beings that develop cognitive skills on their own without the need for external goals or supervision. Inspired by this, how can we encourage AIs to learn and solve tasks by themselves? This talk presents the fascinating area of intrinsic reward in the context of reinforcement learning by showcasing recent articles and result