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15:15 - 16:15 15 September 2017

Brain Meeting at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging: Professor Konrad Kording


Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 4th Floor Seminar Room (link Map)
12 Queen Square | London | WC1N 3BG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

The Brain Meetings at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging will start again on the 15th September, with a talk given by Prof. Konrad Kording, University of Pennsylvania.

Title of the talk: Rethinking the role of machine learning in (neuro)science

Abstract: The goal of much of computational biology is to numerically describe data from a system, but also to find ways of fixing it and to understand a system’s objectives, algorithms, and mechanisms. Here we will argue that, regardless the objective, machine learning should be a central contribution to progress in every flavor of biomedical science. Machine learning can typically better describe the data. In doing so it can also provide a benchmark for any other way of describing the data. Using examples from neuroscience we discuss how better performance matters for decoding models and how having a benchmark affects encoding models. Similar issues matter in medicine.


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Brain Meetings - 2017