Welcome to my website. I’m Thomas Schatz, an assistant professor at Aix-Marseille Université, in Marseille, France.
I study intelligence in humans—and other animals—as well as in machines, with a focus on understanding how human infants learn to perceive the world around them and how that might inspire the design of less costly, more capable and more reliable artificial learning systems. In most of my work so far, I have taken speech perception as a case study.
- Why do I study these topics?
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- What have been the main outcomes of my research?
Contact: thomas dot schatz at univ-amu dot fr
Early phonetic learning without phonetic categories: Insights from large-scale simulations on realistic input
Thomas Schatz, Naomi H. Feldman, Sharon Goldwater, Xuan-Nga Cao, Emmanuel Dupoux
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(7), (2021). [pdf]