Brain-ICT convergence by Anders Lansner, KTH and Stockholm University

Speaker: Anders Lansner,
Department of Computational Biology, School of Computer Science and
Communication, KTH and Stockholm University
When: Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 - 11:00AbstractThe
most advanced biological information processing system is the human
brain. It is an amazing and still partly mysterious organ that by far
outperforms man-made artifacts in tasks involving, for instance,
advanced perception and sensory-motor control. One possible path to
future human-like artificial intelligence is to mimic how the brain is
built and works. This development is promoted by the rapid progress in
neuroscience and brain research as well as in information technology –
the current development towards massively parallel computer
architectures and hardware designs makes our computers more brain-like.
The aim of this talk is to discuss developments and technological
potentials of the fields of computational neuroscience and brain-like
computing. I will discuss state-of-the-art in modeling and supercomputer
simulation of the brain. I will also describe some research activities
aiming at brain-like computation and development of neuromorphic
BiographyAnders Lansner
received his PhD in Computer Science from KTH 1986. He is presently
Professor in Computer Science at Dept of Computational Biology joint
between Stockholm University and KTH. He has for 30 years done research
in computational neuroscience and brain-inspired computing. He is
partner in several EU research projects on computational neuroscience
and neuromorphic engineering and member of the IT section of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).


Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 11:00