Deuxième édition LSC : Evolution & Learning - IHES
visuel LSC 2023 Event

Second edition of Life, Structure, and Cognition (LSC): Evolution & Learning

LSC, for Life, Structure, and Cognition, is a new initiative led by Yves Barral (ETH Zurich), Mikhail Gromov (IHES, University of Paris-Saclay), Eugene Koonin (NIH), and Robert Penner (IHES, University of Paris-Saclay). The 2023 edition will take place from June 26 to 30, 2023, at IHES, with the theme “Evolution & Learning”.

Over the course of a week, 2023 LSC will bring together scientists from all fields to present the latest progress in understanding evolution as a process of learning, and conversely, evolution of learning, in the context of their respective disciplines.

A conference for the general public will also be held at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris. Given by Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, director of the Flowers team at INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest and Université de Bordeaux, it will focus on evolution and learning.

To find out more about the 2023 LSC event, and to learn more about the program, visit the dedicated web page.

Guest speakers at 2023 LSC are:

  • Yves Barral, ETH Zurich
  • Michael Barnett, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
  • Anjali Bhat, University College London
  • Dániel Czégel, Center for Ecological Research (Hungary) & Arizona State University
  • Aliaksandr DamenikanETH Zurich
  • Agathe Du Crest De VilleneuveUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Steven A. FrankUC Irvine
  • Mikhail GromovIHES & NYU
  • Larry Guth, Geometry, MIT
  • Solange HaasUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Gautier Hamon, INRIA Bordeaux
  • Yi HuangTsinghua University
  • Philippe HunemanCNRS/Université Paris 1 Sorbonne
  • Dan JaroszStanford University
  • Eugene V. KooninNational Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health
  • Yann LeCunCourant Institute, New York University & Meta AI
  • Purificación López-GarcíaCNRS & Université Paris-Saclay
  • Thomas MichaelsETH Zurich
  • Nicolas MincInstitut Jacques Monod, U. Paris Cité/CNRS
  • Rosalyn MoranKing’s College London
  • Pierre-Yves OudeyerINRIA Bordeaux
  • Bob PennerIHES & UC Los Angeles
  • Paul RaineyMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, ESPCI Paris
  • Grégoire Sergeant-PerthuisINRIA Paris
  • Eörs SzathmáryEötvös University
  • Yukiko YamashitaMIT
  • Adam YanaiBoston University
  • Itai YanaiNew York University Langone Health

logo LSC 2022The goal of the 2023 LSC is to provide an annual update on the latest advancements in LSC components and to explore the modalities for cooperative progress between Biology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The objective is to investigate how biological systems evolved cognitive functions, using AI both as a concept toolbox and as a tool; and in turn, to investigate how biological systems can serve as models for understanding and stimulating new advances in AI.

The idea is to organize an annual evaluation, expert discussion, and lecture series on these topics, given by world experts covering multiple disciplines.

The first edition of LSC 2022 can be found here.