1. Intrinsic Motivation systems

  • Date: 18.09.2018
  • Location: University of Sussex, Brighton

The goal of this presentation was to stimulate a discussion on the levels of abstraction, akin to Marr’s levels, for understanding Intrinsic Motivation systems. This line of reasoning is taken from Pierre-Yves Oudeyer’s Computational Theories of Curiosity-driven learning.

2. L’apprentissage par renforcement

  • Date: 24.05.2018
  • Location: École 42, 96 Boulevard Bessières, Paris

This introductory presentation on reinforcement learning was presented to software engineering students at École 42 and followed by a Q-learning exercise focused on RoShamBo.

3. The Behavioural Empowerment Hypothesis:

  • Date: 04.04.2018
  • Location: Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Alicante

This talk on Empowerment was presented to neuroscientists at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante. The Behavioural Empowerment Hypothesis(Salge et al.) states that evolution has produced organisms that in absence of specific goals behave as if they were maximising their empowerment. Thanks to innovations in variational inference, evaluating variations of this hypothesis is now possible and this would also enable behavioural scientists to develop plausible models of animal behaviour.