News archive - June 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Record: University “brain camp” showcases robots

Summer camp: it's not just for school-aged kids. A group of researchers, psychologists and computer scientists from around the world flocked to the University of Waterloo to attend a summer camp where they learned how to build brains.

Chris Eliasmith, director of the university's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, affectionately calls it "brain camp."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CBC The National: Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Motors CEO (chief executive officer), Elon Musk, warns about artificial intelligence.

Video:  CBC The National | June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Building better brains at neuroscience event

Tomorrow, participants in a University of Waterloo-hosted workshop will be demonstrating large-scale brain models they have built over the last two weeks, running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers as they simulate neural functions.

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.


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