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09/19/2019 - 09/19/2019 | Berlin

Press Lunch during the Bernstein Conference 2019. human | machine | intelligence

The brain is an extremely efficient organ. In the course of evolution, it has ensured our survival as humans. From a neuroscientific point of view, there is much to discover in this success story.

Freiburg/ Berlin, September 18, 2019

We invite journalists to a short press lunch, which will briefly and concisely outline current aspects of neuroscientific research in the field of AI and Machine Learning. Internationally renowned neuroscientists from different disciplines show which conclusions they can draw from research into the functioning of the brain and which opportunities may arise for future work in the field of AI and Machine Learning.

On the panel are

Susanne Schreiber is Professor of Theoretical Neurophysiology at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and chairwoman of the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience. Her research interest lies in evolutionary aspects of neuroscience, be it in insects, mammals or humans.

Gilles Laurent is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt. His scientific interests lie at the interfaces of cellular, systems and computational neuroscience. Recently, his research on the camouflage behavior of cuttlefish has gained a lot of media attention.

Tatjana Tchumatchenko is head of the Theory of Neural Dynamics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt. She has received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize in 2016. As a passionate mathematician who likes to think outside the box, she is interested in applying her findings in many areas.

Matthias Bethge, head of the German AI Center Tübingen, researches and develops new algorithms for Machine Learning. He is co-founder of two start-ups and not least the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems ELLIS. ELLIS aims at creating a European network promoting excellence and advancing breakthroughs in AI.

Information on participating / attending:
Journalists are very welcome to attend the Bernstein Conference free of charge. Please register at the central information desk. Identification with your press ID is required. More details can be found here:


09/19/2019 13:00 - 09/19/2019 14:00

Event venue:

TU Berlin, Hauptgebäude, Strasse des 17. Juni, 135, Saal: 2035
10623 Berlin

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Subject areas:

Biology, Information technology, Mathematics, Medicine

Types of events:

Press conferences




Dr. Claudia Duppé


Bernstein Koordinationsstelle, Außenstelle des Forschungszentrums Jülich

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