CogSci Affinity & Discussion Groups

Cogsci 2024 – Affinity & Discussion Groups

CogSci 2024 is pleased to offer the following Affinity & Discussion Group sessions as part of the conference program. Please scroll down to review the session. This year, the Groups are on-site only.

Session Registration will open on June 10th. 

DISCUSSION GROUP: Open Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

ON-SITE

Date & Time: July 24 from 17:30-18:30 local time.

Presenters:
Philip Laughlin (The MIT Press);
Asifa Majid (Oxford University);
Michael C. Frank (Stanford University)

Format: Panel Discussion

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discussion group: AI and Cognition: Transformative Tool or Disruptive Force?

ON-SITE

Date & Time: July 24 from 17:30-18:30 local time.

Presenters:
Natalia Postnova, University of Helsinki;
Evgenii Rudakov, University of Helsinki

Format: Moderated Discussion

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Join our discussion group as we explore the dynamics of how human cognition interacts with AI, focusing on ChatGPT-like services. Our discussions will examine both the facilitative and disruptive roles of AI in learning and creativity.

Generative AI, such as ChatGPT, is becoming increasingly prominent in academic and professional environments, providing tools for automation, writing, and coding assistance. While these tools offer significant benefits, concerns are growing about their impact on our ability to acquire and develop skills and knowledge. Recent research indicates that AI can both support the acquisition of new skills and disrupt traditional learning processes.

Our aim is to bring together researchers with diverse perspectives to discuss these key questions:

Under what conditions is AI an effective tool for facilitating learning?

What are the potential pitfalls where AI disrupts learning and hinders skill development?

We would be especially happy to have participants with relevant experience who are ready to share their insights during the discussion. Regardless of your experience or expertise on the topic, you are most welcome to join, learn, and discuss.

 

Discussion group: can robots dream?

ON-SITE

Date & Time: July 24 from 17:30-18:30 local time.

Presenters:
Grace Roessling: Cognitive Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Adan Gomez: Cognitive Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Format: Moderated Discussion

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affinity group: Asia-Pacific Cognitive Science Group

ON-SITE

Date & Time: July 24 from 17:30-18:30 local time.

Presenters:
Janet Hsiao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Antoni Chan, City University of Hong Kong
Byoung-kyong Min, Korea University
Seong Bae Lim, St. Mary’s University
Junya Morita, Shizuoka University
Mutsumi Imai, Keio University
Charles Kemp, University of Melbourne

Format: Experience Sharing and Moderated Discussion

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This affinity group is initiated by members of the International Association for Cognitive Science, Japanese Cognitive Science Society, Korean Society for Cognitive Science, and cognitive science researchers in Hong Kong and Australia. We seek to engage cognitive science researchers and societies in the Asian-Pacific region at CogSci 2024. Through this affinity group, we aim to provide networking opportunities to strengthen research exchange and collaboration, to share experience in community building, to promote cognitive science research in the region, and to provide mentorship opportunities to young cognitive scientists or those who are interested in pursuing cognitive science research. We also aim to initiate regular meetings or other forms of research exchange in the future to take advantage of the geographical closeness.

 

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.