Science of Intelligence
Synthesizing intelligent behavior Principles of intelligence Advancing synthetic components of intelligence Sociological and philosophical framing

Understanding intelligence is one of the great scientific challenges of our time.

Our Mission

Understanding intelligence is one of the great scientific challenges of our time. Yet in spite of extensive research efforts spanning many scientific disciplines, our understanding of intelligence remains fragmented and incomplete. The Cluster of Excellence Science of Intelligence (SCIoI) aims to identify the principles of intelligence to fundamentally advance our understanding of intelligence as a whole – be it human, animal, individual, collective or artificial.

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Research Units

Research Unit 1
Synthesizing intelligent behavior

Analysis and synthesis of complex, integrated, real world, intelligent behavior.

Research Unit 2
Principles of intelligence

Identifying the main components in instances of intelligent behavior.

Research Unit 3
Advancing synthetic components of intelligence

Synthesisation of intelligent behavior in the real world.

Research Unit 4
Sociological and philosophical framing

Addressing the elementary conceptual, methodological and ethical questions.