A symposium aimed at providing a high
quality exchange of ideas between scientists and students
of both neurobiology and engineering is being held at the
Institute of Bilogical Investigations Clemente Estable in
Montevideo. Its main purpose is to strengthen research in
The general idea is to compare how brains
and machines process images including strategies, circuits,
different operator's characteristics (their roles and their
implementations by different hardware), learning rules and
their applications in dynamic image filtering. In addition,
to discuss how brains and machines reconstruct their enviroment
and why they do it (movement control, creating new images,
or describing it in some kind of language, decision making,
controlling behavior, etc).
The symposium pretends to be very
open thematic to gather people from neurobiology and engineering
building a suitable environment of interaction.
Speakers from three universties in
the U.S. have been invited to attend: Dr. Michael A. Arbib
from University of Southern California, Dr. Michel Black
from Brown University, and Dr. Guillermo Sapiro, a native
Uruguayan from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Michael Arbib addressing the symposium