School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet AI

International Symposium

10-13 June Program

Conference Room "Bio", Forumhuset, Örebro University

Monday 10 June

08:00

08:10

Bus departs from Clarion Collection Borgen

Bus departs from Örebro City Hotel

8:30 – 9:00           Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:15           Opening words by the organizers Luis de Miranda and Alessandro Saffiotti, Örebro University, Sweden
9:15 – 10:00           Keynote 1: Roberto Poli, UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems, University of Trento, Italy - Mapping Anticipation
10:00 – 10:15           Leg-stretching pause
10:15 – 11:00          

Presentation 1: Sara Saban, Yeditepe University, Turkey - Anticipation: Conscious and Unconscious Brain Processes

Presentation 2: Patrick Butlin, King’s College London, UK - Model-Based Reinforcement Learning and Acting for Reasons

11:00 – 11:30           Keynote 2: David Vernon, Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda - “It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards”: Anticipation as the Essence of Cognition
12:15 – 14:00           Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45           Keynote 3: Carme Torras, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain - Anticipatory Science-Fiction to Foster Ethical Debates on AI and Robotics
14:45 – 15:00           Leg stretching pause
15:00 – 15:45           

Presentation 3: Fatemeh Ziaeetabar, University of Göttingen, Germany - Who Can Predict Faster? Human or Robot?

Presentation 4: Thomas Moynihan, University of Oxford, UK - A Prehistory to Prescience: The Rational Recollection of Futurity

15:45 – 16:15           Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30            Collective Anticipatory Lab led by Riel Miller, UNESCO Head of Futures Literacy (part 1)
17:45 Bus departs from Örebro University (to Örebro City Hotel and Clarion Collection Borgen)
Tuesday 11 June

08:10

08:25

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9:00 – 9:45          Keynote 4: Claire Craig, Royal Society, UK and Sarah Dillon, University of Cambridge, UK - Stories as Anticipatory Models
9:45 – 10:00          Pause
10:00 –10:45         

Presentation 5: Anna Strasser, Tufts University, USA - Do human anticipation abilities have a special feature?

Presentation 6: Paul Hemeren, University of Skövde, Sweden - Reverse Hierarchy Theory and the Role of Kinematic Information in Semantic Level Processing and Intention Perception

10:45 – 11:15          Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00          Keynote 5: Malik Ghallab, CNRS, University of Toulouse, France AI for Anticipation: a Possible Means, a Necessary Purpose
12:00 – 13:45          Lunch
13:45 – 14:30          Keynote 6: Scott Jordan, Illinois State University, USA - Synthetic Anticipation: On the Evolution of Wild Meaning
14:30 – 15:00          Coffee break
15:00 – 16:15          Collective Anticipatory Lab led by Riel Miller, UNESCO Head of Futures (part 2)
16:30 Bus departs from Örebro University (to Örebro City Hotel and Clarion Collection Borgen)

19:00 – 21:00         

Tour of Örebro Castle and conference dinner
Wednesday 12 June

08:10

08:25

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9:00 – 9:45          Keynote 7: Fabian Labra-Spröhnle, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, New Zeeland - Revisiting Hippocrates’ “On Ancient Medicine” To Inform Natural and Artificial Anticipation
9:45 – 10:00          Pause
10:00 –10:45         

Presentation 7: Lina Rahm, Linköping University, Sweden Educational Imaginaries of Technology

Presentation 8: Erik Billing, University of Skövde, Sweden Proactive Eye-Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction

10:45 – 11:15          Coffee break 
11:15 – 12:15          Keynote 8: Liliana Albertazzi, Trento University, Italy - Perceptions from Inside Out
12:15 – 14:00          Lunch 
14:00 – 14:45          Keynote 9: Andrzej M.J. Skulimowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland - Networked Anticipatory Systems
14:45 – 15:00          Pause
15:00 – 15:45         

Presentation 9: Harko Verhagen and Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University, Sweden - Expectation and anticipatory systems for AI

Presentation 10: Alessandro Saffiotti, Örebro University, SwedenSome Notes in Anticipation and AI for Robotics

15:45 – 16:15          Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30          Walk in the forest around the campus
18:00 – 19:30           AI event, Musikhögskolan Concert Hall
Concert, talk by Riel Miller and public debate
20:00 Bus departs from Örebro University (to Örebro City Hotel and Clarion Collection Borgen)
Thursday 13 June
08:10 Bus departs from Clarion Collection Borgen
9:00 – 9:45          Keynote 10: Vanessa Andreotti, University of British Columbia, Canada - Indigenous Knowledge Systems of Anticipation

9:45 – 10:15         

Coffee break
10:15 –11:15         

Presentation 11: Maria Ojala, Örebro University, Sweden Prefiguring sustainable futures: Food activism and anticipation among emerging adults

Presentation 12: Lars Karlsson and Uwe Köckemann, Örebro University, Sweden - Anticipation and Planning in Human-Aware Robotics

Presentation 13: Luis de Miranda, Örebro University, Sweden Effectual Anticipation: Analytical, Dialectical and Crealectical Moments

11:15 – 11:30          Pause 
11:30 – 12:15          Conclusion, Future collaborations and collective publication discussion 
12:15 – 14:00          Lunch 
14:00 Bus departs from Örebro University (to Clarion Collection Borgen)