2023 Course: "Constructing Cultural Landscapes: Active Inference for the Social Sciences"
Immerse yourself in the intriguing world of Active Inference for the Social Sciences in 2023 with the interactive online course, "Constructing Cultural Landscapes: Active Inference for the Social Sciences". Hosted by Kairos Research and the Active Inference Institute, this twelve-session journey distills the complexities of Active Inference and focuses on human social science topics.
This robust course navigates through the basics of Active Inference and its implications for social sciences. Explore how cognitive agents form world-models based on perceptions and actions, thus collaboratively shaping human societies. It equips you with conceptual tools to comprehend the interplay between social and cognitive sciences, kindling further research in this direction.
Participatory Learning Model
The course incorporates five presentation sessions, each followed by interactive discussion rounds. You'll have the opportunity to actively partake in the discourse and digest the presented ideas. All sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand access, with compiled transcripts published for your convenience.
Key Discourse Topics
The lived experience of an Active Inference agent
The interplay between cognitive meaning and an agent's material and social niche
The collaborative construction of a shared cultural reality
The forces behind the evolution of norms and institutions
The correlation between a society's organization and its collective cognition patterns
Join the Discussion
Engage with the course through multiple avenues:
View comprehensive course details on the public page.
Follow the Course Syllabus for session insights and recordings.
Submit your inquiries at Questions & Answers.
Be a part of the live-streamed dialogues by Registering now!
Follow the course from July-November 2023, view the videos, ask your questions, and participate in vibrant discussions.
Embark on a journey to decipher the intricate bond between human cognition and social norms. Let's jointly construct cultural landscapes!
Let us know at ActiveInference@gmail.com if you have any questions about the course.
Avel Guénin-Carlut, Ben White, Mahault Albarracin, Lorena Sganzerla, and Daniel Friedman