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mardi 15 juin  |  de 08:55 à 09:45

Computer designed organisms

Conçu grâce à l'intelligence artificielle, d'abord comme un objet numérique puis comme un vrai robot «vivant» : c'est le xénobot. (Conférence en anglais seulement)

The great acceleration of artificial intelligence is improving our ability to analyze data, recognize patterns, and make predictions. But it is also increasing our ability to automatically design all kinds of objects and artefacts, using a widening array of materials. In this talk, I will describe an AI method we have developed that can discover how to rearrange frog tissue to produce a “frog that is not a frog”: a xenobot. The xenobot is the first of its kind: a computer designed organism, which existed first as a digital object in a supercomputer and then as a physical, living robot. I will describe what a xenobot is, and how the AI designed it. I will then discuss the potential future of AI-guided design, how AI and human designers can collaborate to produce new kinds of digital and physical objects, and where this technology may go in future.

La session de Josh Bongard est présentée en anglais.

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Josh BongardVeinott Professor of Computer ScienceUniversity of Vermont

Josh Bongard is the Veinott Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vermont. He runs the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory. His lab researches evolutionary robotics and the crowdsourcing of AI. He received a research award from Barack Obama at a ceremony at the White House in 2011 and appeared in an episode of Morgan Freeman’s science program “Through the Wormhole”. He has appeared on CNN, and his work has been covered by The New York Times and the BBC. He is the author of the book “How The Body Shapes the Way we Think” and runs the Ludobots online course through