Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

Project PsyPhINe: Cogitamus ergo sumus

  • Title: Cogitamus ergo sumus

  • Program: PEPS CNRS

  • Duration: January 2016 - January 2018

  • Coordinator: MSH Lorraine (USR3261)

  • Larsen member: Amine Boumaza

  • Psyphine is an interdisciplinary and exploratory project (see 9.1.1) between philosophers, psychologists and computer scientists. The goal of the project is related to cognition and behavior. Cognition is a set of processes that are difficult to unite in a general definition. The project aims to explore the idea of assignments of intelligence or intentionality, assuming that our intersubjectivity and our natural tendency to anthropomorphize play a central role: we project onto others parts of our own cognition. To test these hypotheses, our aim is to design a “non-verbal” Turing Test, which satisfies the definitions of our various fields (psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and computer science) using a robotic prototype. Some of the questions that we aim to answer are: is it possible to give the illusion of cognition and/or intelligence through such a technical device? How elaborate must be the control algorithms or “behaviors” of such a device so as to fool test subjects? How many degrees of freedom must it have?

  • Partner institutions: InterPsy (EA 4432), APEMAC, EPSaM (EA4360), Archives Henri-Poincaré (UMR7117), Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, Loria (UMR7503) and MSH Lorraine (USR3261).