Meaning as the structure of information flows through the world (June 11)

Aim ahead… and you will cast light on the very foundations of the intricate patterns that permeate the environment.

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ZOOM: IO2S ⚘ Meaning as the structure of information flows through the world

June 11, 2022 / 5pm (UTC+1h)

Lecturer: Daniel Polani

Chair: Elma Berisha

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Daniel Polani is a professor of Artificial Intelligence and Director of the Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research (CCSIR), and Head of the AS – Adaptive Systems Research Group, and leader of the SEPIA – Sensor Evolution, Processing, Information and Actuation Lab (part of the AS) at the University of Hertfordshire. Professor Polani is best known for his work in artificial intelligence, cognitive science and robotics, applying the tools of information theory to cognitive modelling and analysing intelligent agent behaviour and decision making in complex adaptive systems and sensor evolution. For the past decades he has published continuously and, since 2020, has contributed to a number of distinct journals, among them Physical Review E, Kybernetika, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Entropy, Constructivist Foundations and, most recently, Frontiers in Robotics and AI.



This event is part of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.

Image authored by Zahra Soltani.

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