Raphaël Millière

The Philosophy of Deep Learning

Conference Poster

Official website


The conference explored current issues in AI research from a philosophical perspective, with particular attention to recent work on deep artificial neural networks. The goal was to bring together philosophers and scientists who are thinking about these systems in order to gain a better understanding of their capacities, their limitations, and their relationship to human cognition.

The conference focused especially on topics in the philosophy of cognitive science (rather than on topics in AI ethics and safety). It explored questions such as:

A pre-conference debate tackled the question “Do large language models need sensory grounding for meaning and understanding ?”.


Pre-Conference Debate


Panel on Deep Learning and Cognitive Science


Poster presentations

Video recordings

Recordings of the whole conference are available online.