Berlin Brains: Künstliche natürliche Intelligenz - Wie funktioniert Lernen in künstlichen und biologischen neuronalen Netzen?

With the 9th season of the successful collaboration between the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Urania Berlin, this year the BCCN is taking part in the Berlin Science Week. The conceptual motto is “Junior meets Senior”. Prof. Dr. Robert Gütig, Rosa Zimmermann and Timo Wunderlich will present their current research on the topic “How does learning work in artificial and biological neural networks?”.

Artificial neural networks are modeled on biological ones. But the artificial nerve cells do not behave like real ones. The successful learning algorithms of artificial neural networks take advantage of this difference and are therefore unsuitable for biological brains. How can we adapt learning algorithms to help us understand how learning works in biological (our) brains? And can we then increase the performance of artificial neural networks if we compose them of neurons that behave biologically?

The researchers explain how artificial and biological intelligence work and explain their differences and similarities. Furthermore, they report how they use models of biological neurons in artificial neural networks to better understand how biological brains learn.

The event lasts 90 minutes. Around 60 minutes of lectures by the speakers are followed by around 30 minutes of discussion with the audience.

This lecture, as part of the Berlin Science Week, is presented jointly by: Einstein Center for Neuroscience, Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine of the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Collaborative Research Center 1315 (SFB1315), Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB), and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN Berlin).

The event is moderated by Dr. Jochen Müller.

Location: Villa Neukölln, Hermannstr. 223, 12049 Berlin

Further information can be found here.

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