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Professor Tomaso Poggio

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 13:15-13:45
Location: Oren 3 Hall


Eugene McDermott Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Co-Director, Center for Biological and Computational Learning, Member, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Honorary Member, Neuroscience Research Program; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Founding Fellow, AAAI. Recipient:  Otto-Hahn-Medaille Award of the Max-Planck-Society; Max Planck Research Award; Gabor Award, Okawa Prize; American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship.
Minds, Brains and Machines: Imaging the Future

What can the latest discoveries in neuroscience reveal about the human mind and how to build intelligent machines? The topic of the Master class is about the greatest problem in science and technology: understanding how the brain works; what the mind is and how to replicate it in machines. Recent work in Machine Learning has finally led to systems that are as intelligent as we are. However, all these wonderful systems are so far intelligent only in narrow domains. This class will discuss relevant and very recent progress in neuroscience and will open a discussion about its potential impact and about the future impact of the science and technology of intelligence on business and society.

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