Symposium: Brains, Minds and Machines – Christof Koch

Date

January 4, 2016

Speaker

Christof Koch

Overview

The Neuroscience of Intelligence

Yesterday’s scientific research, starting with Hubel and Wiesel’s Nobel-prize winning work on the circuitry underlying visual processing in cortex, gave rise to today’s deep machine learning networks. Likewise, today’s research into the neuronal basis underlying high-level cognition and intelligence in homo sapiens should help with the future engineering of human-level AI. This talk will highlight what is known about the neuronal basis of intelligence and will describe an ongoing large project focused on fully characterizing the basic switching elements and their interconnections in the mouse and human neocortex.