Breaking the Frontier Between Artificial and Natural Intelligent Systems

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Breaking the Frontier between Artificial and Natural Intelligent Systems.


Intelligent interaction among natural organisms and artificial entities dates back to the first half of last century. This interaction has been since then mostly at a larger dimensional scale. More recent developments in neuroscience and biology are opening up plenty of new opportunities. Relations between natural and artificial domains include 1) biomimetics (learning from nature), and 2) interwork between these domains. Current technology makes it possible at micro and even nanoscale, down to DNA. In both cases, it is crucial to facilitate information transfer to natural and AI systems. This special session seeks contributions on either the two above approaches, where both natural and artificial intelligent properties (broadly conceived) are concurrently within the scope, although not necessarily with equal importance.


  • Biomimetics.
  • Heterogeneous multi-agent systems.
  • Interwork of human cognition and technology (e.g. virtual reality, human-brain interfaces, etc.).
  • Technology-guided biological processes.
  • Heterogeneous interaction at different scale (e.g., human-robot, technology-cell, etc.).

Editors / co-chairs

  • Ulrico Celentano, University of Oulu, Finland (contact information)
  • Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland

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Last updated: 8.11.2017