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Event – Understanding the Human Brain – Re-thinking Man and Machine – in Geneva

3 May 2018 , 18:00 - 20:30

- CHF30

Understanding the Human Brain – Re-thinking Man and Machine – Geneva

Date and Time:
Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 18:00

Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève

R.S.V.P: untill 25 April 2018 –  https://swecham.ch/news/151/19/Understanding-the-Human-Brain-Re-thinking-Man-and-Machine-Geneva/


The Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) in collaboration with the Human Brain Project (HBP) and Uppsala University have the pleasure of inviting you to an evening to understand and discuss the latest developments in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, medicine and robotics.

We are at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution with exponential development and integration of digital technologies in artificial intelligence, neurosciences, robotics, big data and blockchain influencing more and more sectors such as health, education, finance, security, mobility as well as affecting our everyday life. The Human Brain Project brings together more than 120 neuroscience and engineering research partner institutions from 19 European countries. The ambition is to create and operate a European research infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience and organise data describing the brain and its diseases as well as simulate the brain. Since 2015, the HBP has supported interdisciplinary research and infrastructure for neuroscience, medical research, neurorobotics, mathematics, physics and neuromorphic computing. Uppsala University is a partner institution and lead one of the 12 sub-projects of the HBP.

Behind every artificial intelligence (AI) device, self-driving car, self-learning robot and smart building, hides a variety of advanced algorithms that control learning and decision making. Some of the mathematical models that make up the backbone of advanced automated systems are currently under construction by researchers from Uppsala University and EPFL in Lausanne and Geneva.

We have invited senior researchers and industry leaders to discuss how we learn from the brain to build robots and computers of tomorrow, how to better understand and ultimately to treat diseases of the brain and how to integrate neuroscience research data into computer models and simulations.


  •  Dr. Marc-Oliver Gewaltig, Section Manager of Neurorobotics, Simulation Neuroscience Division, Blue-Brain Project, EPFL, Lausanne
  •  Dr. Thomas B. Schön, Professor of Automatic Control, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University
  •  Dr. Ginevra Castellano, Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems, Lab Director, Uppsala Social Robotics Lab, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University
  •  Prof. Philippe Ryvlin, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV, Lausanne, Leader of the Medical Informatics Platform of the HBP
  •  Christoph Ebell, Executive Director at the Human Brain Project
  •  Dr. Lina Emilsson, senior lecturer at Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management


18:00     Arrivals Welcome
18:30     Introduction by Chris Ebell, HBP
19:00     Panel Session
20:00     Q&A Session
20:30     Cocktail Networking
22:00     Close of Event


Should you have any questions, please contact Jörgen Sandström, Uppsala University Switzerland Alumni Chapter, who is coordinating this event.



Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9
Genève, 1202
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Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9
Genève, 1202
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