意識、自我與感知─洪裕宏教授榮退工作坊 Workshop on Consciousness, 
Self, and Perception: In Honor of the Retirement of Professor Allen Y. Houng


  • 時間:1月6日(五)10:00-16:30
  • 地點:國立陽明大學
  • 主辦單位:陽明大學 人文與社會
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[演講延期]演講:金井良太「機器能有意識嗎?」Talk: Ryota Kanai on “Can Machines Have Consciousness?”


Can Machines Have Consciousness? 

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主講:金井良太 (Ryota Kanai)
Araya Brain Imaging, Tokyo, Japan
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology

主辦單位:陽明大學 心智哲學研究所腦科學研究所神經科學研究所台灣意識研究群


Speaker: Ryota Kanai
Araya Brain Imaging, Tokyo, Japan
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology

Date & Time: 3:00-5:00 pm, September 28th, 2016
Location: Room 839, Library and Information Building, Institute of Neuroscience, NYMU
Organized by Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, Institute of Brain ScienceInstitute of Neuroscience, NYMU, and Consciousness Research Group, Taiwan

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/VKAnieWrQTGhC1NP2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611295819163103/
Contact: consciousness.tw@gmail.com

The recent surge of interest in artificial intelligence raises the question of whether machines will ever possess human-level consciousness. This question entails three fundamental issues about consciousness. First, can non-biological physical objects have the capacity to have consciousness? In other words, do we need neurons to have consciousness or can computer programs be conscious? Second, can we ever be able to understand the neural and computational principles of consciousness and implement them into machines? Third, can we ever confirm that an artificial system has consciousness despite the suggestion from the Hard problem that we cannot even prove that other humans are conscious? In this talk, we will discuss possible answers to these questions from the perspectives of the integrated information theory (IIT) of consciousness. Specifically, I will argue that the axiomatic nature and the identity claim of IIT enable us to determine whether conscious experience exists in artificial systems. This could be understood in analogy with the way other scientific theories allow inferences about reality that cannot be directly observed (e.g., the presence of water in distant planets). However, this argument hinges upon whether we accept IIT as the truth, and empirical scrutiny of the theory will be essential. To do that, we are currently working on the computational framework to compute the integrated information Φ in biological and artificial neural systems and examine how Φ is related to functions. Finally, this constructive approach to consciousness highlights the question of what consciousness is for? Can machines with consciousness outperform unconscious AI? If so, in what respect? While these remain difficult questions at present, potential functional benefits of conscious computation will be discussed.

Workshop: International MOST-DAAD Project “Self-Consciousness and Multisensory Integration: Philosophical and Neuroscientific Perspectives” – Workshop on Body Perception, Ownership, and Awareness

Date: Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Place: National Yang-Ming University, Education Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, 201 & 202

10:00-10:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks –
Allen Houng (Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, NYMU)
10:15-11:00 Talk: A Sense of Body Ownership
Speaker: Hong Yu Wong (Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Philosophy of Neuroscience Group, University of Tübingen, Germany)
11:00-11:15 Discussion –
Chair: Aleksandra Mroczko-Wasowicz  (Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, NYMU)
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:15 Talk: Me or not me? The fundamental difference between the self and the other
Speaker: Krisztina Orban (Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Philosophy of Neuroscience Group, University of Tübingen, Germany)
12:15-12:30 Discussion –
Chair: Caleb Liang (Department of Philosophy, NTU)
12:30-14:00 Round-table talks + lunch

演講:洪裕宏教授「意識問題:新雙面論」Talk: Prof. Allen Y. Houng on “A Defense of a New Dual Aspect Theory of Consciousness”

日期:2015/10/23(五) 15:30-17:30 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. Allen Y. Houng (Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang Ming University)
Title: A Defense of a New Dual Aspect Theory of Consciousness
Date & Time: 2015.10.23 15:30-17:30
Location: Room 202, School of Humanities and Social Science
Organizer: Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang Ming University

Workshop: 第六屆自我、知覺與意識國際工作坊 International Workshop on Consciousness, Self, and Perception VI

Poster (2)
時間:  2014/12/26 (五)   10:30-17:10
地點:  陽明大學 活動中心第二會議室
會議議程:  http://goo.gl/UTKNV9(議程有更動,請以此份為準)
報名網站:   http://goo.gl/MIIupO

※主題演講者 Keynote Speaker
洪裕宏 Allen  Houng (陽明大學心智哲學研究所)

※邀請講者 Invited Speakders

張立鴻Li-Hung Chang (國立陽明大學人文與社會教育中心)
嚴如玉Karen Yan (國立陽明大學心智哲學研究所)
Jonathon Hricko (中央研究院歐美研究所)
林映彤 Ying-Tung Lin  (德國古騰堡大學)
邱千蕙 Lynn Chiu (美國密蘇里大學哲學系)
簡芃 Emma Chien  (加拿大亞伯達大學哲學系)

Consciousness Salon III 意識沙龍 III

場次I 我們有記憶的責任嗎?


時間:2014/04/06 (日) 19:00-21:00
地點:後門咖啡(台北市大安區復興南路2 段332 號)

場次II 知覺與美學

什麼是美?梵谷的畫作帶給我們強烈的情感算是美嗎?性感算是美嗎?怎麼才能創造美感?這似乎不管在日常生活,或是專業領域當中,我們總是思考討論的問題, 這也造就了許多流行產業的誕生。但在哲學與科學上,我們是否能建立一套理論去回答這些關於美的問題,而這就是所謂的美學。在哲學有許多人提出不同的討論架構,而在這篇我將從一個核心問題開始 — 美是主觀的,還是客觀的? 去建立科學與美學之間的架構,並利用這套架構去帶入視覺哲學、心理學、神經科學的理論,未來也將以這樣的架構去回答一些關於美學的問題。

時間:2014/04/12 (六) 19:00-21:00
地點:後門咖啡(台北市大安區復興南路2 段332 號)
主辦單位:Nexus of Consciousness 台灣意識哲學社群
聯絡人:許舜斌(0919165489);郭凌峰 (0970001567)