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“Communal making of Cognitive Architecture” at the 30th Anniversary of JSAI

Eleven teams participated in the second WBA Hackathon, co-organized with the SIG-AGI of the Japanese Society for AI (JSAI), from October 8th till 10th for this year (video).
Four of the teams attended to an event “Communal making of Cognitive Architecture” at the 30th Anniversary of JSAI on November 11th to present their accomplishments at the hackathon and to be judged for a prize.

The program of the event, also co-organized with SIG-AGI, was as follows.

  • 10:00-10:10
      • Introduction of the second WBA Hackathon and the selected teams
      Koichi Takahashi (Riken)
  • 10:10-10:15
      • Explanation on the Judging
      Ryutaro Ichise (NII)
  • 10:15-10:40
      • “Risk aversion” Cognitive Architecture
      Toshiaki Morimoto (Keio U.), Mitsugu Ootaki (Fujitsu)
  • 10:40-11:05
      • Attention Control by Free Energy
      Koji Ochiai, Taku Tsuzuki (Osaka U.)
  • 11:05-11:30
      • Continual Learning in Multiple Game Play
      Yuki Noguchi (Keio U.)
  • 11:30-11:55
      • ASCA : Cognitive Architecture Suppressing Behavior based on Accumulator Model
      Masahiko Osawa (Keio U.), Daiki Shimada (Hosei U.), Yuta Ashihara (U. of Electro-Communications/XCompass Ltd.), Hiroki Kurashige (U. of Electro-Communications)
  • 11:55-12:00
      • Closing
      Hiroshi Yamakawa (Dwango AI Lab.)

While no team was selected for the expected Highest Award for the JSAI 30th Anniversary at the board (headed by R. Ichise), it chose to give an Encouragement Prize to the presentation of “ASCA : Cognitive Architecture Suppressing Behavior based on Accumulator Model” by the team consiting of Masahiko Osawa (Keio U.), Daiki Shimada (Hosei U.), Yuta Ashihara (U. of Electro-Communications/XCompass Ltd.), and Hiroki Kurashige (U. of Electro-Communications), some members of which are of WBA Future Leaders .
In the afternoon, the team made a presentation at the 30th Anniversary Ceremony and was awarded as with the following program:

  • 16:00-16:10
      On “Communal making of Cognitive Architecture” for the JSAI 30th Anniversary (Hiroshi Yamakawa)
  • 16:10-16:15
      Presenting the result of the Awarding Board (Ryutaro Ichise)
  • 16:15-16:35
      Presentation by the Awardee (Masahiko Osawa)
  • 16:35-16:40
      Awarding (Seiji Yamada)

We believe JSAI and WBAI could contribute to open AI development and advancements in developing cognitive architecture requiring real-time decision making, to make a step forward to the realization of AGI to come.

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