Faculty of Social Sciences

Geneva: Understanding the human brain - Speaker event and mingle

  • Date: 03 May, 18:00–22:00
  • Location: Geneva Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève, Switzerland
  • Organiser: Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter
  • Contact person: Jörgen Sandström
  • Seminarium

UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BRAIN - THINKING AND RE-THINKING MAN AND MACHINE
The Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter, the Human Brain Project (HBP), the Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) and Uppsala University have the pleasure of inviting you to an evening to understand and discuss the latest developments in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, medicine and robotics.

We are at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution with exponential development and integration of digital technologies in artificial intelligence, neurosciences, robotics, big data and blockchain influencing more and more sectors such as health, education, finance, security, mobility as well as affecting our everyday life. The Human Brain Project brings together more than 120 neuroscience and engineering research partner institutions from 19 European countries. The ambition is to create and operate a European research infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience and organise data describing the brain and its diseases as well as simulate the brain. Since 2015, the HBP has supported interdisciplinary research and infrastructure for neuroscience, medical research, neurorobotics, mathematics, physics and neuromorphic computing. Uppsala University is a partner institution and lead one of the 12 sub-projects of the HBP.

Behind every artificial intelligence (AI) device, self-driving car, self-learning robot and smart building, hides a variety of advanced algorithms that control learning and decision making. Some of the mathematical models that make up the backbone of advanced automated systems are currently under construction by researchers from Uppsala University and EPFL in Lausanne and Geneva.

We have invited senior researchers and industry leaders to discuss how we learn from the brain to build robots and computers of tomorrow, how to better understand and ultimately to treat diseases of the brain and how to integrate neuroscience research data into computer models and simulations.

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AGENDA

18:00     Arrivals Welcome
18:30     Introduction by Chris Ebell, HBP
19:00     Panel Session
20:00     Q&A Session
20:30     Cocktail Networking
22:00     Close of Event

Welcome!

Should you have any questions, please contact Jörgen Sandström, Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter, who is coordinating this event.