KI/RuG symposium
AI in the Wild

Cognition in dynamic environments

Wednesday, October 20
Sponsored by: Siks logo

The symposium Artificial Intelligence in the wild was organized at the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the AI Institute Groningen on Wednesday October 20th, before the BNAIC'04 conference

The symposium focused on the achievements of the situated & embodied paradigm, in contrast to logic-based approaches. The "wild" environment in this respect covers both the natural and man-made environments and environments in which the physical presence of the human user plays a central role in man-machine interaction. Speakers are invited who cover a number of views on these topics.

Photos of the Symposium

Have a look at the photos made during the symposium.


You can have a look at the presentations given during the symposium:


  • 11:30 Start registration
  • 12:15 Opening words (Lambert Schomaker)
  • 12:30 Jeffrey Mark Siskind
    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Purdue University
    Title: Stochastic Spatio-Temporal Grammars for Images and Video
  • 13:15 Tony Belpaeme
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Title: Robots should not be Robinson Crusoes
  • 14:00 Coffee break
  • 14:15 Paul Vogt
    Language Evolution and Computation group
    University of Edinburgh
    Computational Linguistics
    Tilburg University
    Title: Embodiment, Situatedness and Language Origins
  • 15:00 Hans van Ditmarsch
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Otago (New  Zealand)
    Title: Hans in the Wild
  • 15:45 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 Critical review
  • 16:15 Discussion (led by Lambert Schomaker)
  • 17:00 Drinks