Neuro Next Seminar

Blake Richards, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University

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*Lunch provided for in-person attendees

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Richards’ research is at the intersection of neuroscience and AI. His laboratory investigates universal principles of intelligence that apply to both natural and artificial agents. He has received several awards for his work, including the NSERC Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship in 2022, the Canadian Association for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award in 2019, and a CIFAR Canada AI Chair in 2018. Richards was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at SickKids Hospital from 2011 to 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Oxford in 2010 and his B.Sc. in cognitive science and AI from the University of Toronto in 2004. 

Faculty Host: Chethan Pandarinath, Ph.D.
Student Host: Jonathan McCart 

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