Tackling the symbol grounding problem

28 Feb 2012 - da 14:00 a 15:30

Dr. Luc Steels - Sony Computer Science Lab Paris and Institut de Biologia Evolutiva Barcelona


The symbol grounding problem is a central issue for achieving artificial intelligence. This talk argues first that there are different aspects to this problem, some of them solved, some of them not solved. It will then introduce the paradigm of language games as a way to study the problem, and survey some existing experiments. Finally it will consider future experiments that may shed light on outstanding issues in symbol grounding.