Program and Abstracts

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THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2022
 

18:30 – 19:30 CITY OF HELSINKI RECEPTION (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki)

 

DAY 1 THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2022
 

8:00 REGISTRATION

9:00 WELCOME, PURPOSE & LOGISTICS
Kai Nordlund Vice Rector, University of Helsinki, FIN
Paavo Pylkkänen University of Helsinki, FIN

 

TOPIC 1: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE                                                 

9:15 Ron Chrisley University of Sussex, UK
AI Alchemy?: The Limitations and Promise of Large Language Models    

10:00 Hannu Toivonen University of Helsinki, FIN
Why Don’t Airplanes Fly South for the Winter? Ruminations on Computational vs. Human Creativity

 

TOPIC 2: FROM CLASSICAL AI TO QUANTUM APPROACHES

10:30 Bert Kappen Radboud University, NL
Why I think that classical physics cannot explain consciousness

11:00 BREAK 10 MINUTES

11:10 Marilu Chiofalo University of Pisa, IT
A Quantum Model for Numerosity Perception

11:40 Paavo Pylkkänen University of Helsinki, FIN
Information, causation and consciousness in Bohmian quantum ontology

12:10 – 13:15 LUNCH BREAK

 

TOPIC 3: LEARNING IN AI AND NEUROSCIENCE

13:15 Cameron Buckner University of Houston, USA
Deep Learning and Moderate Empiricism—Philosophical Framework for Transformative Artificial Intelligence

14:00 Riikka Möttönen University of Helsinki, FIN
Unlocking adults’ implicit statistical learning by cognitive depletion

14:30 Minna Huotilainen University of Helsinki, FIN
The learning brain in a material world

15:00 COFFEE BREAK 

 

TOPIC 4: QUANTUM THEORY, INFORMATION AND CONSCIOUSNESS                                           

15:20 KEYNOTE: Sabrina Maniscalco University of Helsinki, FIN
Quantum Walk on Complex Networks: from the Internet to Biological Systems

16:15 Christopher A.  Fuchs University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
QBism and William James’s world of pure experience

17:00 BREAK 10 MINUTES

17:10 – 18:00 Larissa Albantakis University of Wisconsin, USA
On the relationship between consciousness, the quantum, and integrated information theory [ONLINE TALK]

18:00 – 20:00 POSTER SESSION with salad and wine

 

DAY 2 FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2022
 

TOPIC 5: CONSCIOUSNESS IN PHILOSOPHY, AI AND NEUROSCIENCE

9:00 Amber Ross University of Florida, USA
From Spot to HAL: How the study of consciousness in animal minds can inform the philosophy of AI

9:45 Tuomas Tahko University of Bristol, UK
What Is Reductionism about Consciousness?  

10:30 Alex Carruth University of Helsinki, FIN
How (not) to define ‘physical’

11:00 BREAK 10 MINUTES

11:10 – 12:10 KEYNOTE Sir Roger Penrose University of Oxford, UK
On the Physics of Consciousness [ONLINE TALK]

12:10 LUNCH BREAK

13:15 Lana Kühle Illinois State University, USA
Novel Features in Sensory Perception: An Embodied Account

14:00 Anna-Mari Rusanen and Otto Lappi (with Jesse Kuokkanen and Jami Pekkanen) University of Helsinki, FIN
From Fly Detectors to Action Control: Representations in Reinforcement Learning

14:30 Kristjan Loorits University of Helsinki, Finland
Perspective-Induced Mystery of Consciousness

15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:20 Anu-Katriina Pesonen University of Helsinki, FIN
Sleeping brain in learning and emotion processing

15:50 Kimmo Alho University of Helsinki, FIN
Brain activity during attention to audiovisual speech

16:20 Martti Vainio University of Helsinki, FIN
Sound-Action Symbolism: Linking the Physical World with Meaning

                     

TOPIC 6: FREE WILL

17:00 – 18:00 KEYNOTE Jenann Ismael Columbia University, USA
Nowhere Else but in the Here and Now; Temporality, incompressibility, and creativity in human action [ONLINE TALK]

 

DAY 3 SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2022
 

TOPIC 7: FREE WILL AND NEUROSCIENCE

9:00 Liad Mudrik Tel Aviv University, IL
Taking a neuroscientific-philosophical approach in studying free will and consciousness

9:45 Hans Liljenström Agora for Biosystems, SWE
On the neurodynamics of intention, decision and free will

10:30 Aku Visala University of Helsinki, FIN
Conscious Access and Moral Responsibility – A Skeptical Challenge

 

TOPIC 8: THE HUMAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORLD

11:10 – 12:10 KEYNOTE Huw Price University of Cambridge, UK
Time for pragmatism

12:10 LUNCH BREAK

13:15 Valtteri Arstila University of Helsinki, FIN
Temporal experiences after the fact?

13:45 Harald Atmanspacher ETH Zürich, Switzerland
The Role of Meaning in Dual-Aspect Monism                             

14:15 Basil Hiley University College London, UK,
On the notion of active information: an algebraic approach to quantum theory                                                                         

15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:20 Mirja Hartimo University of Helsinki, FIN
From a Phenomenological Point of View

15:50 Luigi Acerbi University of Helsinki, FIN (tbc)
Probabilistic machine and human intelligence under extreme resource constraints

16:20 Benjamin Cowley University of Helsinki, FIN
Performance, Physiology, and Predictions in Flow

16:50 BREAK 10 MINUTES

17:00 – 17.45 Daniel Kolak William Paterson University, USA
Alternative One: The Only Observer in the Universe is You [ONLINE TALK]

18:00 CONFERENCE DINNER (optional)
Restaurant Pörssi (Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki)