INDUSTRY   Roundtable

AI + Neuroscience Roundtable

January 16

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Toronto, ON

The meeting is by invitation only.

Please contact Fiona Cunningham for more information.




AI-driven tasks such as speech recognition, object detection and translation are becoming more sophisticated every day. This is largely due to improved statistical and computer science approaches, but also to strong connections between science and engineering. Knowledge derived from theoretical neuroscience has played a key role in the history of AI, by informing its development and paving the way for pivotal successes.


In truly circular fashion, advancements in AI are now being applied within neuroscience. Startup companies that develop products and services to help those affected by conditions of the brain and central nervous system are now making progress in addressing these debilitating diseases.

To further bridge the space between AI, neuroscience and industry, CIFAR plans to convene representatives from all these areas in an upcoming roundtable. AI researchers from the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy and the Learning in Machines & Brains program will meet with neuroscientists from the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and the Azrieli Program in Brain Mind & Consciousness. Also present will be executives from startup companies working at the interface of these two critical areas of research.

Invited startup companies will present flash talks on their technology, to promote a two-way dialogue on research and applied entrepreneurial activities spanning the AI and neuroscience space. Attendees will explore how collaborations between AI and neuroscience will leverage complementary knowledge to drive health developments.

The meeting is by invitation only. Please contact Fiona Cunningham for more information.

The roundtable is held in partnership between CIFAR and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres