IACS Seminars

IACS Seminar Series

2020 Apr 10

CANCELLED: A Function Approximation Perspective on Sensory Representations | Cengiz Pehlevan, Harvard SEAS

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

This event has been cancelled.

ABSTRACT: Activity patterns of neural populations in the brain constitute representations of sensory stimuli and internal states. The nature of these representations and how they are learned are key questions in neuroscience. In this talk, Dr. Pehlevan...

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2020 Apr 17

CANCELLED: Physics-Informed Machine Learning in Astronomy | Josh Bloom, Berkeley

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Jefferson 250, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

This event has been cancelled.

ABSTRACT: While “off-the-shelf” ML has become pervasively used throughout astronomy inference workflows, there is an exciting new space emerging where novel learning algorithms and computational approaches are demanded and developed to address specific domain questions. After describing such efforts—in the search for Planet 9 and new classes of variable sources—Dr. Bloom will turn his attention to new practical implementations and uses for generative models in astronomy. One application arises in the need to...

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2020 Apr 24

CANCELLED: Can Computers Create Art? | Aaron Hertzmann, Principal Scientist at Adobe, Inc.

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

This event has been cancelled.

ABSTRACT: In this talk, Dr. Hertzmann will discuss whether computers, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), can create art. His talk will cover the history of automation in art, examining the hype and reality of AI tools for art together with predictions about how they will be used. Dr. Hertzmann will also discuss different scenarios for how an algorithm could be considered the author of a piece of artwork, which, he argues, comes down to questions of why we create and appreciate artwork...

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