Join us for Zoom sessions with experts discussing the frontiers of brain science today
Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:00 PM (GMT+3)
Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:00 PM (GMT+3)
The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required.
June 21: The Talking Brain: From Neurolinguistics to Clinical Applications
Our first meeting will feature two renowned experts in the field of language and the brain as they join forces - Prof. Yosef Grodzinsky (ELSC, Israel) and Prof. Katrin Amunts (Director at the Forschungszentrum Jülich; head of the Scientific Committee, EU Human Brain Project, Germany). Katrin and Yosef will share their scientific voyage into the origins of our unique language capability. They will discuss their novel high-resolution mapping of linguistic regions in the brain and introduce clinical settings – where basic research is used to assess and treat patients who have lost aspects of their linguistic ability (e.g., aphasia) subsequent to stroke. We will then welcome comments and questions from participants regarding the fascinating and unique ability of language - the most powerful agent of human creativity. The event will be moderated by Prof. Idan Segev (ELSC, Israel).
June 28: The AI Revolution: From Neurons to Autonomous Machines
This Webinar will explore the recent revolution in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and their implication for science, technology and society. ELSC scientists, Prof. Haim Sompolinsky and Prof. Naftali Tishby, will discuss the relation between brain and machine intelligence and the synergetic future of AI and brain research. Hebrew University computer scientist and President and CEO of Mobileye, Prof. Amnon Shashua, a world leader in machine vision technology, will chart the future of autonomous vehicles. Cornell-Tech Professor and Vice President at Samsung Research, Daniel Lee, a world expert in biology-inspired autonomous systems, will discuss recent advances and challenges in robotics. The event will be moderated by Prof. Idan Segev (ELSC, Israel).