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Benjamin Fele: Learning to Learn Through Stimulating Learning

October 13, 2020 | 6:00 pm | Online

ASEF in cooperation with the Litija Youth Center and the Litija City Museum presents the next online popular science lecture for young people in the lecture-series ASEF Young Minds. The lecture will be held by Benjamin Fele, ASEF Fellow 2019 and Master Student of Cognitive Sciences. The lecture held in Slovene will take place online on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 6 PM CET.

To view the lecture, it is necessary to register by October 13, 2020, by 3 PM CET. The Zoom link for access and the code for asking questions will be sent to all registered users by e-mail on the day of the event.

The field of machine learning has a history of mutual information from the results of cognitive psychology research. The disciplines have historically been linked through the concept of cybernetics, and today mainly through high-level explanations of the workings of human cognition and their applications to machine learning – from the idea of neural networks to stimulating learning. The lecture will offer an overview of metacognition models and work done as part of Benjamin Felet’s master’s thesis, where he relates to these models in the context of machine learning. His work combines meta-, stimulating and semi-supervised learning and knowledge transfer with the general goal of reducing the input of information needed by people for successful machine learning. Although information from human cognition can often be useful, it is not necessarily trivial, which also the results of Benjamin’s work conclude.

Benjamin Fele is a master student of cognitive sciences and comes from Litija. In 2019, as part of the ASEF scholarship program, he was on a research visit to prof. Dawn Song at UC Berkeley. Benjamin is interested in meta-cognitive learning control and the application of human learning strategies to artificial intelligence learning. Within his interest field lies also the development of computer games.