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2024 Symposium

12th Annual Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium

The symposium took place in the Michigan League Ballroom on Friday, March 29, 2024.

In November 2022, ChatGPT stunned the world by displaying abilities – answering questions, reasoning about problems, composing stories, writing code – that appear eerily “human-like”.  Dramatic advances in artificial intelligence such as these raise pressing questions: What is intelligence? In what ways can models such as ChatGPT be said to possess it? In what ways do these models fall short, and what does this teach us about the capabilities of the human mind? The 2024 Weinberg Symposium on Cognitive Science featured four world-leading experts on computational intelligence – from computer science, psychology, and philosophy – who discussed and debated these timely and timeless questions.


9:50-10:00 Opening Remarks

Santa Ono, President of University of Michigan

10:00-10:50  Yejin Choi

11:00-11:50  Melanie Mitchell

12:00-1:20  Lunch

1:30-2:20  Paul Smolensky

2:30-3:20  Raphaël Millière

3:30-4:30  Panel Discussion

4:30-5:30 Poster Session and Reception

2024 Featured Speakers

Our featured speakers are renowned experts in their respective disciplines, offering diverse perspectives in cognitive science.   

Please click on their names below to read more about them.