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  • To November 28, 2022

CNI seminar: Pratik Chaudhari

October 8, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Pratik Chaudhari Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania   A picture of the energy landscape of deep neural networks   Deep networks are mysterious. These over-parametrized machine learning models, trained with rudimentary optimization algorithms on non-convex landscapes in millions of dimensions have defied attempts to put a sound theoretical footing beneath their […]

SBSI seminar: David Yaden

October 9, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

David Yaden Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania   The Psychology of Philosophy   Do psychological traits predict philosophical views? I administered the PhilPapers survey (Bourget & Chalmers, 2014), which consists of 30 views on central philosophical topics (e.g., epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language) to a sample of professional philosophers […]

CNI seminar: Richard Lange

October 10, 2019
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Richard Lange Department of Brain and Cognitive Science Department of Computer Science University of Rochester   Signatures of Approximate Bayesian Inference in Early Visual Processing   Perception is often cast as an inference process in which the objects, relations, and events we perceive are latent variables whose values must be inferred from their effects on […]

What can we learn from experiencing, reflecting on, and discussing virtual reality? What are the useful applications of, or risks of VR? Why does it “work?” What are the differences between experiencing virtual reality and experiencing reality? Is there anything special about actions or social interactions mediated by VR? Come play with a VR system […]