Prof. Tomaso Poggio invited to give plenary talk at FLATS 2018

Prof. Tomaso Poggio
October 5, 2018

CBMM Director Tomaso Poggio will be giving the plenary talk at Fujitsu Laboratories Advanced Technology Symposium 2018 (FLATS 2018), on October 9, 2018, in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Fujitsu Laboratories hosts the annual invitation-only event bringing together the best minds from industry, academia, and government to discuss future developments in technology and their impact. The theme of this year’s symposium is "Make AI Trustworthy! Explainable and Ethical AI for Everyone." From autonomous vehicles to clinical diagnosis systems, AI technologies are increasingly making far-reaching decisions on our behalf.

Prof. Poggio’s talk entitled “The Science and the Engineering of Intelligence” will review recent exciting advancements in AI and discuss why he strongly believes that significant future breakthroughs in AI will come from interdisciplinary research between the natural science and the engineering of Intelligence. This vision of interdisciplinary research is the core of CBMM’s research focus. It is also the basis of the Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) multi-year philanthropic partnership - focused on advancing the science and engineering of intelligence while supporting the next generation of researchers in this emerging field - which was announced on October 4, 2018.

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About Fujitsu Laboratories

Founded in 1968 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. is one of the premier research centers in the world. With a global network of laboratories in Japan, China, the United States and Europe, the organization conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in the areas of Next-generation Services, Computer Servers, Networks, Electronic Devices and Advanced Materials. For more information, please see:

About the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines

The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) is a National Science Foundation funded Science and Technology Center focused on the interdisciplinary study of intelligence. This effort is a multi-institutional collaboration headquartered at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, with managing partners at Harvard University. CBMM brings together computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists to create a new field—the Science and Engineering of Intelligence. CBMM strives to ensure that this new field is broadly inclusive and commits to disseminating its work so that it can be brought to bear on the great challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit