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CTCN Public Lecture on minds and machines

Friday, May 17 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Eric P. Newman Education Center
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

The Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at WashU is delighted to present its inaugural annual public lecture on Minds and Machines. In this lecture, each year a leading researcher working at the interface of neuroscience and artificial intelligence will present their perspective on the most exciting recent developments at this interface, and what the future holds.

The CTCN is thrilled that Prof Terry Sejnowski has agreed to be the inaugural lecturer. Prof Sejnowski is a pioneering figure in computational neuroscience, recognized for his extensive contributions to both understanding the brain and advancing the field of artificial intelligence (AI). As the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego, he has been at the forefront of merging biological insights with computational models to unlock the mysteries of neural networks and brain function. Sejnowski’s work has significantly impacted our understanding of how the brain learns and processes information, leading to groundbreaking developments in neural network algorithms and machine learning techniques. His research has facilitated advances in AI, including deep learning, which mimics the way the human brain operates.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Science & Technology





Event Contact

Geoff Goodhill

Speaker Information

Terrence Sejnowski
Professor and Laboratory Head
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Francis Crick Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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