Friday, March 29, 2024

12th Annual Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium

9:45 AM to 5:30 PM

Michigan League Ballroom

Hosted by LSA's Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science.

The 2024 theme is Natural vs. Artificial Intelligence in the age of ChatGPT. In November 2022, ChatGPT stunned the world by displaying abilities – answering questions, reasoning about problems, composing stories, and writing code – that appear eerily “human-like.” Dramatic advances in artificial intelligence such as these raise pressing questions: What is intelligence? In what ways can models such as ChatGPT be said to possess it? In what ways do these models fall short, and what does this teach us about the capabilities of the human mind? The 2024 Weinberg Symposium on Cognitive Science features four world-leading experts on computational intelligence – from computer science, psychology, and philosophy – who will discuss and debate these timely and timeless questions.


  • 9:50-10:00 Opening Remarks
  • 10:00-10:50 Yejin Choi
  • 11:00-11:50 Paul Smolensky
  • 12:00-1:20 Lunch
  • 1:30-2:20 Melanie Mitchell
  • 2:30-3:20 Raphael Milliere
  • 3:30-4:30 Panel Discussion
  • 4:30-5:30 Poster Session and Reception
  • 6:30 Dinner (Invitation Only)

Visit the conference web page for more information.