Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waterloo Intelligence Day

The University of Waterloo Cognitive Science Program presents

Waterloo Intelligence Day:  Intelligence in Machines, Humans, and Other Animals

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
PAS (Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology building)
Room 2083

Speakers

Machines: Shai Ben-David, Computer Science | Hamid Tizhoosh, Systems Design Engineering

Friday, November 29, 2013

CBC Radio: Saving the World One Idea at a Time

For many of us, that's just an expression. But for Canada's most outstanding researchers, it's a calling. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with prize-winning thinkers about why they're driven to investigate some of the world's most pressing problems. Recorded at Rideau Hall, the 2013 Killam Prize Symposium celebrates the achievements of some of the Canada Council's Killam Prize winners.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mapping the Brain

Waterloo brain researchers, Chris Eliasmith, Paul Thagard, James Danckert, Richard Staines, and Bryan Tripp make headway understanding how we think.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stephen Hawking's Brave New World

Science is about to change the world. Professor Stephen Hawking examines cutting-edge breakthroughs and their implications for the future in STEPHEN HAWKING'S BRAVE NEW WORLD. The six-part, original Canadian series returns for a second season. Hawking is joined by a crack team of scientists - including Dr. Carin Bondar and Professor Chris Eliasmith from Canada, Dr. Daniel Kraft from the U.S., and Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Spaun: The first large-scale simulated brain that can perform tasks

Terry Stewart currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience will be speaking at the Centre for Knowledge Integration on November 15, 2013 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in EV3-1408. The title of his talk is Spaun: The first large-scale simulated brain that can perform tasks.
 

Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

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How to Build a Brain

Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain. The related book is now available and for the full article Waterloo Stories.

Nengo

This is a collection of coverage of work with Nengo (Neural Engineering Objects) that has appeared in the popular press recently.