Developmental AI is an emerging field that aims to build artificial intelligences that can learn completely autonomously, like infants and children (or scientists), to make sense of the world around them by exploring and interacting/experimenting with it. Have you ever wondered how babies learn, or if a machine could be curious? Have you ever wondered how an AI might be able to design and interpret experiments by itself? We’re studying these questions by letting AIs “grow up” in simulated worlds and comparing their development to that of human infants. We believe that mimicking the cognitive development of humans in this way is the most promising route towards creating more human-like artificial general intelligence (AGI).
Contact: Jochen Triesch, triesch _at_ fias _dot_ uni-frankfurt.de