Alison Gopnik

Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley

Keynote Topic: What 4-year-olds Can Do That AI Can’t (Yet): Model-building, exploration and social learning (View Abstract)

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, and a member of the Berkeley AI Research Group.  She is a leader in the study of cognitive science and of children’s learning and development and was one of the founders of the field of “theory of mind.”  She is an elected member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Cognitive Science Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Guggenheim Fellow.  She is the author or coauthor of over 120 journal articles and several critically acclaimed books, and her work has been continuously supported by the National Science Foundation.