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Predictive cost functions in the neocortex
date: July 06 2020
Neural computation is the product of two optimization procedures: natural selection and learning in the individual's lifetime. But, identifying what the neocortex has been optimized for, given its repeated circuit motifs and complex relationship to behaviour, is very challenging.
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HIBALL Inauguration Video
date: July 01 2020
TWatch the inauguration of the HIBALL project.
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Mikrometer um Mikrometer: Dem Gehirn auf der Spur
date: June 30 2020
"Der Startschuss ist gefallen: Das deutsch-kanadische Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics and Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) nimmt seine Arbeit auf. Das Ziel: ein dreidimensionaler Hirnatlas auf zellulärer Auflösungsstufe. Der Weg: die enge Verzahnung von Künstlicher Intelligenz, Supercomputing und Neurowissenschaften. Mit dabei: über 40 Wissenschaftler."
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New laboratory to advance research in 3D brain modelling
date: June 27 2020
"Using the latest artificial intelligence and high-performance computing technologies, HIBALL will build on previous work done by Amunts and Evans on the BigBrain dataset, currently the highest-resolution 3D model of the human brain."
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4th BigBrain Workshop: Launch of HIBALL
date: June 26 2020
This pre-OHBM event is dedicated to the formal inauguration of HIBALL. The workshop will be comprised of invited talks covering recent work on the BigBrain data. A poster session will facilitate in-depth discussion and opportunity for young researchers to present their work.
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New German-Canadian lab decodes the brain with artificial intelligence
date: June 25 2020
"The new German-Canadian lab HIBALL aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy at the cellular level with the help of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. The lab will be officially kicked off this Friday with a virtual satellite event at the annual Organisation of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) conference. HIBALL is led by longtime collaborators Katrin Amunts, Scientific Research Director of the European Human Brain Project (HBP), and Alan Evans, director of Canada’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative."
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New German-Canadian lab decodes the brain with artificial intelligence
date: June 25 2020
The new German-Canadian lab HIBALL aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy at the cellular level with the help of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.
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New video at ebrains
date: June 19 2020
Exploring multimodal neuroscience data using the EBRAINS Knowledge Graph & Multilevel Brain Atlases
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Alan Evans speaks of the BigBrain on CTV
date: June 17 2020
Alan Evans speaks about the potential neurological impact of Covid-19 as well as the benefits the BigBrain project brings to the future of neuroscience.
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Memorial for Dr Karl Zilles
date: May 27 2020
With great sadness we say goodbye to Karl Zilles who passed away on 26 April 2020. We lose a brilliant scientist, friend, and key partner of the BigBrain Project.
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Alan Evans awarded Killam Prize
date: May 26 2020
"I am deeply honoured to receive this award. It is indeed very humbling and motivating to be considered for a prize that has been awarded to so many great Canadian scientists in the past."
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Medical Imaging with Deep Learning: Montreal
date: July 06-08 2020
The MIDL conference aims to be a forum for deep learning researchers, clinicians and health-care companies to apply deep learning based automatic image analysis in disease screening, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection and treatment monitoring.
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OHBM 2020
date: June 26-30 2020
The Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting is the place to learn about the latest international research across modalities in human brain mapping.
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Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
date: May 12-15 2020
This conference will bring together hundreds of leaders in research, industry, and government, as well as Canada's most accomplished students. Past events: CAIAC 2019
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MAIN conference
date: Nov 14-17 2019
The Montreal Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience event is now in its third edition and has gained in popularity. Past events: MAIN 2018 IntArt 2017
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Montreal AI Symposium
date: Sept 6 2019
The Montreal AI Symposium aims at gathering experts and professionals interested in fundamental advances and applications of artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on machine learning, deep learning and related approaches.
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