Neuroscience and AI: Human Learning, Memory, and Decision-Making

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Artificial intelligence offers a vast variety of applications, among them the potential to help us unlock the mysteries of the brain. At the same time, the advancement of AI is tied to a better understanding of the workings of the human brain and the processes underlying learning, memory formation, and decision-making.

This month’s DWIH Coffee Talk takes a closer look at the two-way relationship between neuroscience and AI. Moderator Axel Karpenstein (DWIH Tokyo) is in conversation with Dr. Nicolas Schuck (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) and Dr. Mingbo Cai (International Research Center for Neurointelligence at Tokyo University). Together they will discuss the basic processes underlying learning, memory, and decision-making, how recent research in neuroscience can help improve AI systems, and whether artificial intelligence will be smarter than human intelligence at some point.

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Time: 17:00-18:00 (JST) / 10:00-11:00 (CEST)

Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Recording (English):

Recording (Japanese):–aB3Ns0

Podcast (English): Anchor / Apple Podcast / Spotify / Google Podcasts

Event Information

July 6, 2021, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer(s): German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)


Dr. Nicolas Schuck, Leader of the Max Planck Research Group NeuroCode – Neural and Computational Basis of Learning, Memory and Decision Making, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

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Dr. Mingbo Cai, Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo

Profile / Cai Lab at IRCN / LinkedIn / ORCID



Axel Karpenstein, Program Manager, German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)




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