Faculty Speaker: Toward an Artificial Brain


Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

The brain is a powerful biological computer–capable of taking in a flood of information from our senses, and transforming it into thought and action. Could computer algorithms be programmed to work the same way?

David Cox, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Computer Science, will explore this idea during the upcoming “Faculty Speaker: Toward an Artificial Brain.”

Cox will talk about the ARIADNE project—a multi-university effort to study a living animal brain like never before to figure out how it learns. This project will create some of the largest neuroscience datasets ever collected, and could give computers new abilities to learn and perceive the way our brains do.

See also: HX for Allston