Assistent Professor University of Amsterdam

About Iris

Iris Groen is a computational neuroscientist at the Video & Image Sense lab at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Where she studies visual perception in the humans using brain imaging techniques and AI. After obtaining her PhD at UvA, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institutes of Mental Health in Washington DC and at New York University in New York, USA. Her research is funded by the national Dutch Research Council, a MacGillavry Fellowship, the UvA Data Science Center, and the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems.

The Talk

Reading the brain with AI. How does that work?

From face recognition to chatbots, AI is revolutionising technology at lightning speed.

It is also increasingly being used to read out information from the brain: with contemporary powerful AI, we can accurately reconstruct images seen and sentences heard from human fMRI activity, and create brain implants that allow paralysed patients to play chess and speak using their brain activity alone.

How does this technology work? Will this lead to a future in which anyone can read your mind, and we interact with our environments through brain interfaces, or do significant obstacles remain – or perhaps should remain?

In this session Dr. Groen will introduce and demystify the underlying technology, and discuss the opportunities and risks associated with integrating brain signals with AI.

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