Mathematics of Collective Intelligence

February 15 - 19, 2022

Schedule

All times in this Schedule are Pacific Time (PT)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Morning Session

SESSION CHAIR: Jacob Foster (UCLA)

8:00 - 8:55 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
8:55 - 9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:25
9:35 - 10:00
10:10 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 10:50
Josh Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Virtual Talk: Cognitive and computational foundations for collective human intelligence

 
11:00 - 11:25
Jessica Flack (Santa Fe Institute)

Virtual Talk: Collective intelligence as collective computation: Future directions

 
11:35 - 11:50 Break
11:50 - 12:15
Lillian Ratliff (University of Washington)

Virtual Talk:

 
1:00 - 3:00 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

3:00 - 5:00 In-Person Collaborative Discussions

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Morning Session

SESSION CHAIR: Rishi Sonthalia (UCLA)

8:00 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:00 - 9:25
John Baez (University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside))

Categories: the Mathematics of Connection

 
9:35 - 10:00
Elchanan Mossel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Virtual Talk: Some mathematical theorems on agreement and learning in networks

 
10:10 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 10:50
11:00 - 11:25
Max Kleiman-Weiner (Common Sense Machines)

Virtual Talk: Multi-Agent Common Sense

 
11:35 - 11:50 Break
11:50 - 12:50 Moderated Discussions
1:00 - 3:00 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

3:00 - 5:00 In-Person Collaborative Discussions

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Morning Session

SESSION CHAIR: Pranab Das (Elon University)

8:00 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:00 - 9:25
Orit Peleg (University of Colorado Boulder)

Virtual Talk: Physical Computation in Insect Swarms

 
9:35 - 10:00
10:10 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 10:50
11:00 - 11:25
Josh Bongard (University of Vermont)

Virtual Talk: A xither of xenobots: demolishing dichotomous thinking with synthetic proto-organisms

 
11:35 - 11:50 Break
11:50 - 12:15
Robert Batterman (University of Pittsburgh)

Explaining Autonomy: Mesoscale Models and Many-Body Systems

 
12:25 - 12:50
Ali Jadbabaie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Virtual Talk: Persuasion, news sharing, and cascades on social networks

 
1:00 - 3:00 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

3:00 - 5:00 In-Person Collaborative Discussions

Friday, February 18, 2022

Morning Session

8:00 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:00 - 9:25
Michael Muthukrishna (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Virtual Talk: Paradox of diversity in the collective brain

 
9:35 - 10:00
Nika Haghtalab (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))

Virtual Talk: Learning and Persuading with Anecdotes

 
10:10 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 10:50
Patrick Shafto (Rutgers University-Newark)

Cooperative communication as Belief Transport

 
11:00 - 11:25
11:35 - 12:35 Moderated Discussions
1:00 - 3:00 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

3:00 - 5:00 In-Person Collaborative Discussions

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Morning Session

SESSION CHAIR: Harlin Lee (UCLA)

8:00 - 9:00 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:00 - 9:25
Jacob Foster (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))

Institutions, innovation, and the social production of collective (un)intelligence

 
9:35 - 10:00
10:10 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 10:50
 
11:00 - 11:25
Natasha Jaques (Google AI)

Social Reinforcement Learning
PDF Presentation

 
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)