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Big Data and The Brain

Big Data and The Brain

How does the brain learn to see?  When we are newborn, we can hardly recognise anything by sight, yet by the time we are adults we have exquisite visual and motor skills. Without touching objects we can make an incredible range of visual judgments about their properties. We can see an object’s 3D shape, work out whether it is soft or hard, fragile or durable, and anticipate how it is likely to respond if we try to squeeze it. This talk will explore some of the challenges that objects and materials pose to the visual system, and describe some of the amazing progress researchers have recently made in using deep learning to build artificial visual systems that can see like humans. 

This public lecture will be delivered by Roland Fleming, the Kurt Koffka Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Giessen in Germany, and presented by the Vision Sciences Society as part of its mission to promote progress in understanding vision and its relation to cognition, action and the brain.

 

Date:
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Auditorium
Campus:
Main Library - 3745 9th Ave. N.
Presenter:
Vision Sciences Society
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