Brain-Machine-Interfaces, Talk & Discussion at ELSI


Neural engineering and AI are making rapid progress, and new opportunities for synergy arise. We are facing the challenge of creating neuroprosthesis designed to interface with the visual cortex in order to restore a limited but useful visual sense to these blind patients.
This talk will look at neural engineering, some of the advances that highly multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers are making in different parts of the world, including Neuralink's new brain interfaces, and some of the future challenges that we face in order to improve people's lives.
Antonio will also introduce a new framework -NeuroLight- based on Convolutional Neural Networks, created to encode visual information and transmit this it in a meaningful way to the human brain through a neural prosthesis.

ANTONIO LOZANO is an Industrial Engineer, and Intel's Software Innovator. He's pursuing a PhD in Information and Communications Engineering at UPCT, Spain, collaborating with the Neuroengineering Biomedical Research Group at UMH, towards the goal of creating a cortical visual neuroprosthesis for the blind. Recently, he visited Tokyo Institute of Technology as a visiting junior fellow researcher.

Attendance is open to anyone and please register at the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Machine-Learning-Tokyo/events/263478800/

Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

7:00 pm Doors open
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm "Writing into the brain: Neuroengineering, deep learning and how to build a neural interface for the blind", Antonio Lozano
8:15 pm - 8:55 pm Q&A and discussion
8:55 pm - 9:00 pm Closing

Mishima Hall, Earth-Life Science Institute