Object-Oriented Intelligence

Peter Battaglia | Senior Research Scientist | Google DeepMind | London

18 October 2018 | 13:00
Venue | Senior Common Room, Level 2 (2D17), Priory Road Complex


A striking feature of human intelligence is how it makes “infinite use of finite means”–we compose common-sense building blocks into rich percepts, thoughts, and actions. In this talk, I’ll first present several human behavioral studies which model human physical scene understanding as based on structured object- and relation-centric representations, and a mechanism of mental simulation. Then I’ll show how we’ve used these models and findings as a template for how to build new artificial intelligence approaches with better performance, efficiency, and generalization than popular alternatives. Together, these results highlight the value of richly structured knowledge and algorithms in biological and machine intelligence. The broader message I also hope to communicate is that human and artificial intelligence are deeply connected, and have a lot to offer one another.

All Welcome | Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the seminar.