Seminars

All talks take place on Thursdays at 13:00 in the Senior Common Room, Level 2 (2D17), Priory Road Complex (unless otherwise stated).


Past Seminars


19 June 2019 (Wednesday) – Note unusual day
Marco Baroni, Research Scientist at Facebook Artificial Intelligence (FAIR) Paris, and Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) Barcelona
The Emergence of a Grammatical Subsystem in Neural Language Models

[Joint work with: Yair Lakretz, Dieuwke Hupkes, Theo Desbordes, Germán Kruszewski and Stan Dehaene]

6 June 2019
Ella Gale | Research Associate | Psychological Science | University of Bristol
Adding Structural Awareness to Deep Neural Networks Using Clusterflow Allows us to Defeat Adversarial Images and Solve Relational Problems

23 May 2019
Bradley C. Love,  Prof of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, Experimental Psychology, UCL, UK
Levels of Representation in a Deep Learning Model of Categorisation

9 May 2019
Andrew Saxe, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
A Mathematical Theory of Semantic Development in Deep Neural Networks

25 April 2019 @ 14:00 – [Please note unusual time]
Nathan Lepora, Tactile Robotics Research Group at  Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol
Biomimetics and AI for Dexterous Robots

28 March 2019
Irina Higgins, Senior Research Scientist, Google DeepMind, London, UK
What is Disentangling and does Intelligence do it?

14 March 2019
Rui Ponte Costa, Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
Powerful Learning via Cortical Microcircuits

28 February 2019
Conor Houghton,  Computer Science, University of Bristol
A Kozachenko-Leonenko Estimator for Mutual Information on Metric Spaces

14 February 2019
Ryan Blything, Research Associate, Psychological Science, University of Bristol, UK
Generalisation in Visual Object Recognition: A Comparison of Performance in Humans and Neural Networks

31st January 2019
Robert M. French, Research Director, CNRS, Université de Bourgogne, France
Understanding the Dynamics of Analogy-Making: New Analytical Techniques from Eye-Tracking

17 January 2019
Jeff Mitchell, Senior Research Associate, Psychological Science, University of Bristol, UK
Generalisation in Natural Language Processing

6 December 2018
Colin Davis | Psychological Science | University of Bristol, UK
What is the Code that Readers Use to Represent Printed Words?

22 November 2018
Hans Op de Beeck | Group leader of Human Brain Imaging and Rodent Visual Cognition | Laboratory of Biological Psychology | KU Leuven | Belgium
The Human Visual System is not a General Purpose Object Recognition Machine: Evidence from Neuroimaging and Artificial Neural Networks

1st November 2018
Ella Gale | Research Associate | Psychological Science | University of Bristol
Selectivity Metrics can Overestimate the Selectivity of Units: A Case Study on AlexNet

18 October 2018
Peter Battaglia | Senior Research Scientist | Google DeepMind | London
Object-Oriented Intelligence

4 October 2018
Roland Baddeley |  Psychological Science | University of Bristol
A Theory of How Deep Neural Networks Work Based on Symmetry and Non-commutative Bayesian Inference

27 September 2018
Alex Graves | Research Scientist | Google DeepMind | London
Computing with Neural Networks

5 July 2018
Simon Stringer, Director | Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory | Department of Experimental Psychology | University of Oxford
Feature Binding within a Spiking Neural Network Model of the Primate Ventral Visual Pathway

14 June 2018
Venue | 10 Priory Road, G2
Ari Morcos | DeepMind | London
Towards an Understanding of Representational Structure in Deep Neural Networks

Friday 18 May 2018
Simon Thorpe  | Director of the CerCo UMR 5549 (CNRS-UT3)
Grandmother Cells and Spiking Neural Networks

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Venue |  2D1 Priory Road Complex, 12a Priory RD
John E. Hummel | University of Illinois
Different Algorithms for Associative and Relational Learning