Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series September 2015-June 2016

The purpose of the seminar series is to bring together students and faculty at CBMM, CBCL, and CSAIL who aim to understand the problem of intelligence in terms of its realization in the mind and the brain. One important focus of the series is on the problem of learning which is emerging as the gateway to understanding and reproducing intelligence, both biological and artificial.

http://cbmm.mit.edu/

Host: Prof. Tomaso Poggio

Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, 617-253-0551, kdsulliv@mit.edu


Dr. Christof Koch, Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness
Speaker(s): Dr. Christof Koch, Chief Scientific Officer
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, kdsulliv@csail.mit.edu

Tom M. Mitchell: E. Fredkin University Professor and Chair of the Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
Neural Representations of Language Meaning
Speaker(s): Tom M. Mitchell: E. Fredkin University Professor and Chair of the Machine Learning Department
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Singleton Auditorium, MIT Bldg 46-3002
Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, kdsulliv@csail.mit.edu

Brian Nosek, University of Virginia and Center for Open Science, University of Virginia
Scientific Utopia: Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scientific Research
Speaker(s): Brian Nosek, University of Virginia and Center for Open Science
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Singleton Auditorium, MIT Bldg 46-3002
Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, kdsulliv@csail.mit.edu

Prof. Jun Zhang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Reflexive Theory-of-Mind Reasoning in Games
Speaker(s): Prof. Jun Zhang
Date: Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, kdsulliv@csail.mit.edu


CBMM Panel Discussion: The Road to Intelligence
Speaker(s):
Date: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 46-3002
Contact: Kathleen Sullivan, kdsulliv@csail.mit.edu

Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, OrCam, Mobileye
Computer Vision that is changing our lives
Speaker(s): Prof. Amnon Shashua
Date: Monday, March 23, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 46-3002
Contact: Elisa Pompeo, 617-324-6384, epompeo@mit.edu

Prof. Thomas Serre, Brown University
[Rescheduled] Towards a system-level theory of computation in the visual cortex
Speaker(s): Prof. Thomas Serre
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 46-3002
Contact: Elisa Pompeo, 617-324-6384, epompeo@mit.edu

Justin Wood, USC
Building Newborn Minds in Virtual Worlds
Speaker(s): Justin Wood
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: MIT 46-3189
Contact: Elisa Pompeo, epompeo@csail.mit.edu

Mark J. Schnitzer, , Departments of Biology and Applied Physics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University
Reading Large-scale Neural Codes Underlying Memory and Cognition in Behaving Animals
Speaker(s): Mark J. Schnitzer,
Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium
Contact: Felicia M. Bishop, fbishop@csail.mit.edu

Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder DeepMind, Google DeepMind, https://deepmind.com/
Towards General Artificial Intelligence
Speaker(s): Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder DeepMind
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 54-100
Contact: Kathleen D. Sullivan, (617) 253-0551, kdsulliv@mit.edu

Seth Lloyd, MIT Dept. Mechanical Eng.
Topological Treatment of Neural Activity and the Quantum Question Order Effect
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MIT 46-3002 Singleton Auditorium
Contact: Kathleen D. Sullivan, (617) 253-0551, kdsulliv@mit.edu