Cross Roads #25: Building Mathematical Models of the Brain

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"Building Mathematical Models of the Brain" with Dr. Grace Lindsay

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Cross Roads #25

Guest speaker: Dr. Grace Lindsay, Author and Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London

Title: "Building Mathematical Models of the Brain"

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Date: Friday, June 25th, 2021

Evening schedule (JST):

  • 8:00 pm Talk by guest speaker
  • 8:30 pm Open-ended discussion
  • 10:00 pm Event ends

Organizers: Olaf Witkowski, Antoine Pasquali, and Katsunobu Suzuki, Cross Labs / Cross Compass.

**Given COVID-19, we kindly ask participants to join via YouTube Live**

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Abstract: The human brain has been described as "the most complex object in the known universe". While the history of the study of the brain has largely been defined by experiments, the creation of mathematical theories and models has served an important role throughout. In my recent book, Models of the Mind: How physics, engineering, and mathematics have shaped our understanding of the brain, I lay out exactly how mathematical models of the mind and brain have helped scientists of all kinds grapple with its complexity. As a demonstration of the variety of ways in which math can aid neuroscience, in this talk I will highlight three different mathematical takes on a single topic: visual processing.

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Cross Roads are monthly meetups at the intersection between academic research in intelligence science, and AI industry expertise.

Cross Roads events aim at discussions and learning together about cutting-edge AI and intelligence science in contact with the tech industry. Each event invites a special guest speaker, who leads an open-ended discussion with the audience on a specific topic of intelligence science. The discussion is followed by an informal meetup, allowing for the audience to meet each other and discuss further the topic of discussion.

Cross Roads welcomes an interdisciplinary crowd interested in intelligence science at the crossing between academic research and technology industry. Our approach is interdisciplinary, and includes artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive neuroscience, artificial life, computer vision, computational linguistics, among many other disciplines. Our meetings are open to all researchers, scholars and technology experts who are excited in our approach.

Cross Roads is supported by Cross Labs, a new research institute for the fundamental principles of intelligence, founded by Cross Compass in 2019. Cross Labs seeks to uncover the mathematical bases behind all intelligent processes, observable both in nature and in artificial environments, and to design new tools to better solve problems in the industry. Cross Labs thus bridges the gap between industrial and academic research, by promoting fundamental and applied science in connection with technological needs of society.

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