Meeting/Workshop

Workshop "Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence"

May 18, 2021

Freiburg (online) (Germany)

INTRODUCTION

International Satellite Workshop "Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence"

Learning and memory in biological brains are the result of plasticity and adaptivity at the level of cells and synapses. Although it is largely unknown how the underlying processes are coordinated and controlled at the level of brain networks, the fascinating efficiency of biological brains has long inspired research in artificial intelligence. New engineering applications of bio-inspired strategies and sophisticated algorithms combined with massive computational resources have produced learning machines with unprecedented performance. Can engineers learn from biology how to make these algorithms more resource-efficient and robust? What can biological research learn from the impressive advances in Big Data technology? Can novel applications of these algorithms advance research in neuroscience?

PROGRAM

 

08:55     Welcome

09:00     Xiao-Jing Wang, Center for Neural Science, NYU, USA | Artificial intelligence needs the prefrontal cortex

09:45     Klaus-Robert Müller, Google Research, Brain Team, Berlin - Machine Learning Group, TU Berlin, Germany Decoding and analysing brain data using machine learning

10:30     Coffee break

10:45     Viktor Jirsa, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, Aix-Marseille Université, France Virtual Brain modeling in clinical applications for personalised medicine

11:30     Srdjan Ostojic, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives & Computationelles, ENS, Paris, France Using Recurrent Neural Networks to understand mechanisms of neural computations

12:15     Lunch break

13:30     Julian Göltz, Walter Senn, Petrovici Lab, Physics, U Heidelberg, Germany / Senn Lab, Physiology, U Bern, Switzerland Fast and deep: energy-efficient neuromorphic learning with first-spike times

14:15     Claudia Clopath, Imperial College London, UK Neural manifold under plasticity in a goal driven learning behaviour

15:00     Coffee break

15:15     Joschka Bödecker, Neurorobotics, U Freiburg, Germany Reinforcement learning for optimizing and understanding neuronal systems

16:00     Matthias Bethge, Computational Neuroscience & Machine Learning, U Tübingen, Germany Modeling the world with brains and machines

16:45     End of workshop

 

Organizers

Stefan Rotter & Ulrich EgertBernstein Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Germany

Link to the BCF website: here

 

Registration:

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The link to the zoom event will be sent to registered people the day before the workshop.

DATES AND VENUE

May 18, 2021
from 08:55 AM to 04:45 PM

Zoom Meeting

The link to the zoom event will be sent to registered people the day before the workshop.

Registration dead-line: May 16th, 2021.

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