Monday, January 29, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145
Speaker: Bruno Olshausen, PhD, Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry Director, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title: Perception in Brains and Machines
Abstract: The quest to understand intelligence in brains and to build it in machines is certain to become one of the great intellectual and technological endeavors of the 21st century. Here I shall argue for a multidisciplinary approach that sees both neuroscience and engineering as trying to solve a common set of core problems. I shall draw upon three examples: 1)Theories of efficient coding which play a key role in our understanding of the visual system also form the basis of modern image analysis and recognition pipelines; 2) Studies of eye movements and foveated imaging can inform active vision strategies in robotics; and 3) The end of Moore's law is steering engineers to look to neuroscience to understand how reliable computation can be performed with unreliable components such as memristors.