Seminar Computational Intelligence A

Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

WS 2020/21

Institut für Grundlagen der Informationsverarbeitung (708)


Prof. Dr. Robert Legenstein

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maass

Office hours: by appointment (via e-mail)


Location: IGI-seminar room, Inffeldgasse 16b/I, 8010 Graz (or virtual)
Date: starting on

Content of the seminar: Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

Within the last decade, deep learning has revolutionized Artificial Intelligence research. Deep learning is based on neural networks, which are themselves to some extent a brain-inspired model. However, in order to increase their capabilities, neural networks have often been extended using ideas that were inspired from our knowledge of the brain.

In this Seminar, we will discuss scientific literature on brain-inspired artificial intelligence.

Students are expected to have visited the courses Neural Networks or Principles of Brain Computations (or similar courses) prior to this Seminar. In parallel, there will be a Seminar/Project) which will tackle the same topic, being a good complement to this Seminar.

Topics for Talks include (but are not limited to):

Information during the semester: Teach-center page.

Talks will be assigned at the first seminar meeting. Students are requested to have a quick glance at the topics prior to this meeting in order to determine their preferences (papers will be posted soon). Note that the number of participants for this seminar will be limited.

General rules:

Participation in the seminar meetings is obligatory. We also request your courtesy and attention for the seminar speaker: no smartphones, laptops, etc during a talk. Furthermore your active attention, questions, and discussion contributions are expected.