CSCI1952W

Computational Neuroscience

Offered this year and most years

Spring 2022-2023

This class focuses on building agents that achieve human-level performance in specialized technical domains and are adept at collaborating with humans using natural language. We draw upon research in cognitive and systems neuroscience to take advantage of what is known about how humans communicate and solve problems in order to design advanced artificial neural network architectures. A detailed course description is available here: https://cs.brown.edu/people/tdean/www/resources/courses/Computational_Neuroscience_Course_Description.pdf

Students taking the course this year will explore new technologies for designing intelligent interactive agents that cooperate with humans and contribute to solving complex cognitive tasks such as automated code synthesis. Students will collaborate in teams to investigate recent advances in neural memory systems and experiment with curriculum learning protocols for training interactive systems that learn to communicate with human partners by grounding their acquisition of language in the domains in which they are learning new skills.

Instructor(s):
Location:Online
Meeting Time:12:00-1:20pm
Exam Group:TBD
CRN:None