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IJCAI-22 Vienna

The Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation workshop at IJCAI-22 in Vienna on July 23rd included a keynote talk by Ruth Byrne on “Knowledge representation: evidence from the cognitive science of counterfactual reasoning”, slides available here, and a talk by Greta … Continue reading

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Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal

Ruth Byrne was awarded the Royal Irish Academy 2021 Gold Medal in Social Sciences, which was presented by the Taoiseach in the Provost’s house in Trinity in April 2022.

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Painting and imagination

Ruth Byrne was invited by the National Gallery of Ireland’s Head Curator, Dr Brendan Rooney, and curator of Irish Art, Donal Maguire, to collaborate in the Jack B Yeats “Painting and Memory” exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Her article ‘Imaginative Cognition … Continue reading

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Some recent talks

How people reason with counterpossible conditionals – Ruth Byrne, 28th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Leipzig, Germany (online), 30th Aug-2nd Sept 2021. https://www.espp2021.com/ Panel speaker – Ruth Byrne, 38th International Conference on Machine Learning, Workshop on Algorithmic … Continue reading

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Counterfactual reasoning in Science

Ruth gave a talk on “how people reason with counterpossible and counterfactual conditionals” at the Workshop on Counterfactual Reasoning in Science at Birmingham University on 25th March https://framephys.org/counterfactual-reasoning-in-science-25-mar-2021/

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Talk at the Algorithmic Recourse meeting

Ruth Byrne and Mark Keane gave a talk at the Algorithmic Recourse in Machine Learning meeting on “Counterfactuals in XAI: Human and Computational Studies” – the schedule, recordings, and slides are available at: https://sites.google.com/view/algorithmic-recourse/home

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Welcome to Dai!

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How do people decide to do the right thing?

Shane Timmons and I write on how to overcome cognitive biases that affect moral decisions to make sacrifices of relevance to staying home during the Covid-19 pandemic – moral hindsight, moral fatigue, counterfactual amplification and more in Psychology Today, link … Continue reading

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PhD opportunity: Deadline 30th April

The deadline to apply to do a PhD on human explanation funded by a Teagasc Walsh scholarship is 30th April.  

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Funded PhD opportunity

Here’s a funded PhD opportunity to work with me in Trinity on counterfactual explanations in Explainable AI, in a great project with Mark Keane from UCD, and Laurence Shalloo and Elodie Ruelle from Teagasc, on AI decision support systems for … Continue reading

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