Special presentation: What's deep about deep-learning?

We will be projecting live a talk by Prof. Terrence Sejnowski of Salk Institute and UCSD, USA
Title: "What's deep about deep-learning?"

The talk will be presented at the University of Zurich, and streamed to CapoCaccia via internet.


Deep learning is based on technical advances made by the neural network revolution in the 1980's. Why did it take so long for neural networks to recognize speech and objects in images at human levels? What were the breakthroughs that made deep learning possible? Which industries will deep learning disrupt? How will deep learning change your life? These are some of the issues that this lecture will explore.


Dr. Terrence Sejnowski received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and the Harvard Medical School. He holds the Francis Crick Chair at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He is also a Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego, where he is co-director of the Institute for Neural Computation and co-director of the NSF Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center. He is a pioneer in computational neuroscience and his goal is to understand the principles that link brain to behavior. He has published over 500 scientific papers and 12 books, including The Computational Brain, with Patricia Churchland. Sejnowski is the President of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation, which organizes an annual conference attended by 6000 researchers in machine learning and neural computation and is the founding editor-in-chief of Neural Computation published by the MIT Press. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, one of only ten current scientists elected to all three national academies.


Giacomo Indiveri


Day Time Location
Fri, 28.04.2017 17:00 - 18:00 Lecture room