Coming from a background in bioinformatics, my doctoral work focuses on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) , and in particular image generative techniques, to study the behavior of Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx).
The idea is to understand and experimentally verify the role of feminity in mate choice. In order to control the confounding factors inherent to correlative studies, I will set up experimental studies presenting several artificially generated images (with GANs - Generative Adversarial Networks) varying according to a same variable to a population of Mandrills in Gabon, to test several hypotheses.
In addition to that, I am working on more fundamental aspects of cognitive science concerning the links between neural fluency and beauty perception in the brain.
Generally speaking, I am as much interested in the applications of AI to solve scientific problems as in the more fundamental and innovative aspects of its functioning.
More information on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-dibot-203385178/