Prof. Thomas Serre
April 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Thomas Serre, Brown University
Abstract: Perception involves a complex interaction between feedforward (bottom-up) sensory-driven inputs and feedback (top-down) attention and memory-driven processes. A mechanistic understanding of feedforward processing, and its limitations, is a necessary first step towards elucidating key...
April 7, 2015 - 4:15 pm
Lindsey Powell (CBMM Thrust 1, CBMM Thrust 4)
Topic: Infants' Understanding of Social Actions
Abstract: Intentional human actions fall into at least two partially separable classes -- actions aimed at interacting with objects and actions aimed at interacting with people. The principles by which these two types of actions are effective vary...
April 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm
April 7, 2015 - 2:30 pm
McGovern Institute for Brain Science at MIT, Room 46-5165
By invitation only.
Ryan Adams
March 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Ryan Adams, Harvard University
Recent work on molecular programming has explored new possibilities for computational abstractions with biomolecules, including logic gates, neural networks, and linear systems.  In the future such abstractions might enable nanoscale devices that can sense and control the world at a...
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), OrCam.
March 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), OrCam.
Brief Biography:
Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from the AI lab at MIT working on computational vision where he pioneered work on multiple view geometry and the recognition of objects under variable lighting....
 Tools for Brain-Wide Mapping of the Computations of Intelligence
March 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Harvard University Northwest Bldg, Room 243
Ed Boyden, CBMM Thrust 2: Circuits for Intelligence
Ideally we would have maps of the molecular and anatomical circuitry of the brain, as well as of the dynamic activity of the brain, with sufficient detail to reveal how brain circuits generate the computations that support intelligent behavior.  Our group is working
on three new...
March 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Harvard University
March 9, 2015 - 2:00 pm
A compilation of abstracts from the student projects of the 2014 Brains, Minds, and Machines Summer Course has been published online as CBMM Memo 024. The inaugural Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) Summer Course was held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, from May 29 through June 12, 2014. The school was attended by 25 graduate students and postdocs from around the world, and provided a "deep end" introduction to the...
Max Tegmark
March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Max Tegmark
The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges
Abstract: I will give a report from the recent Puerto Rico conference on this topic ( and lead a discussion of what we can do today to help maximize the future benefits of AI while avoiding pitfalls.
Potrait of Prof. Shimon Ullman
March 2, 2015 - 10:00 am
Prof. Shimon Ullman was awarded the 2015 Israel Prize in Mathematics and Computer Science Research. The Israel Prize committee cited Ullman for his “far-reaching contributions to artificial intelligence and general cognition, and particularly in the field of computer vision, and for his significant contribution to the development of the hightech industry in Israel.” The Israel Prize is awarded to Israeli cisizens for displayed excellence in...
Graphic of brain and video game characters.
February 25, 2015 - 2:30 pm
DeepMind computer provides new way to investigate how the brain works. By Elizabeth Gibney   CBMM Partner - DeepMind's research is the focus of a recent Nature article. The online article includes a video featuring interviews with Demis Hassabis and some of the DeepMind developers. Both, the article and video, discuss the recently published Nature paper by DeepMind, titled "Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning," which...