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About

Artificial Intelligence has been in the news for the last few years because of the impact that it has started making in the real lives of people. These advancements have been fuelled by the information available on the World Wide Web (WWW), large amounts of data being generated by online activity, availability of more powerful computing resources, and maturing and coming together of many techniques, specifically in machine learning and analysis of big data.

The next generation intelligent systems will be autonomous agents, some of them embodied in autonomous physical systems like robots, or self-driving vehicles, and others being virtual agents. Autonomous agents will need to create a representation of their environments, map sensory inputs to these representations, and reason about their goals and plans in the context of their resources.

The aim of this summer school is to bring budding AI researchers up to date with this somewhat neglected aspect of building intelligent machines. The goal is to explore the representation that an agent needs to have to be called intelligent, what is the form and structure of knowledge representation, and how it can be acquired. In this context we will explore the relation between knowledge, memory and language. We will also explore how knowledge can be acquired from the WWW, like for example in the NELL project at CMU. We look at the cognitive aspects of memory and the role experience can play in problem solving. We will also look at first order logic; description logic a subset that is the basis of the ontology representation in OWL; and its extensions like the event calculus and epistemic logic that would allow agents to reason about other agents and their actions.

The summer school is targeted at PhD students and young scientists starting work in AI. There is no registration fee, but seats are limited. Selected participants will be provided accommodation and reimbursed part of their travel. A few seats may be available for industry sponsored persons on payment.

Speakers

R Ramanujam
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Kamal Lodaya
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Partha Talukdar
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Vivek Balaraman
Tata Research Development & Design Centre, Pune
Deepak Khemani
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Sutanu Chakraborti
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Baskaran Sankaranarayanan
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Aditya Nigam
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
D R Lakshminarasimhaiah
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Bangalore
Nitin Dhiman
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Bangalore
Arshad Jamal
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Bangalore
Shyni Thomas
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Bangalore

Schedule and Slides

Venue : A1- NKN, IIT Mandi Campus, Kamand
Slides have been added where available
Wednesday July 19
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Inauguration
09:15 - 10:45 Partha Talukdar Slides available here Learning from the World Wide Web
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Partha Talukdar Learning from the World Wide Web
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Partha Talukdar Learning from the World Wide Web
Tea
Thursday July 20
09:15 - 10:45 Deepak Khemani Slides available here First Order Logic and its variations
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Deepak Khemani Slides available here First Order Logic and its variations
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Deepak Khemani Slides available here First Order Logic and its variations
Tea
Friday July 21
09:15 - 10:45 Deepak Khemani Slides available here First Order Logic and its variations
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Deepak Khemani Slides available here First Order Logic and its variations
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Baskaran Sankaranarayanan Description Logic & Reasoning with OWL
Tea
Saturday July 22
09:15 - 10:45 Kamal Lodaya Description Logic and its variations
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Baskaran Sankaranarayanan Description Logic & Reasoning with OWL
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Baskaran Sankaranarayanan Desscription Logic & Reasoning with OWL
Tea
Sunday Excursion for interested persons
Monday July 24
09:15 - 10:45 R Ramanujam Epistemic Logics and Multi Agent Reasoning
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 R Ramanujam Epistemic Logics and Multi Agent Reasoning
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 R Ramanujam Epistemic Logics and Multi Agent Reasoning
Tea
Tuesday July 25
09:15 - 10:45 R Ramanujam Epistemic Logics and Multi Agent Reasoning
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 R Ramanujam Epistemic Logics and Multi Agent Reasoning
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 D R Lakshminarasimhaiah Representation for Information Integration
Tea
Wednesday July 26
09:15 - 10:45 Aditya Nigam Representation in Deep Learning
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Sutanu Chakraborti Language, Memory and Cognition
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Sutanu Chakraborti Language, Memory and Cognition
Tea
Thursday July 27
09:15 - 10:45 Sutanu Chakraborti Language, Memory and Cognition
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Sutanu Chakraborti Language, Memory and Cognition
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Vivek Balaraman Agent Based Simulation
Tea
Friday July 28 Applications at CAIR, DRDO
09:15 - 10:45 Arshad Jamal Multi Agent Robotic Systems
Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Nitin Dhiman Maps in Robot Brains
Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Shyni Thomas Agents in Military Applications
Tea

Breakfast : 08:00 - 09:00

Dinner : 20:00 - 21:30