Unifying AI and Neuroscience – Québec (UNIQUE)

 

Director

Karim Jerbi
karim.jerbi@umontreal.ca

Adress

Université de Montréal
Pavillon Marie-Victorin
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

Mission

There is increasing recognition that future major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and in neuroscience will hinge on the development of new synergies between the two fields. Quebec is currently poised at the forefront of both the AI and neuroscience domains and thus provides an ideal research ecosystem to address this urgent need. The strategic research cluster Unifying AI and Neuroscience – Québec (UNIQUE) will develop in Québec a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary research and training strategy centered on the intersection of artificial and biological intelligence. 

RESEARCH AXES

RESPONSIBLE

RESEARCH THEMES

Perception and control

Tal Arbel

Yves De Koninck

  1. Vision
  2. Audition, Speech & Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  3. Sensorimotor Control
  4. Action Selection

Higher Order Cognition

Yoshua Bengio

Paul Cisek

  1. Attention and Consciousness
  2. Memory
  3. Language and Semantics
  4. Decision-Making
  5. High-Level Knowledge Representation

Learning

Doina Nitchi

Thomas Shultz

  1. Learning Strategies
  2. Generalization
  3. (Neuro) Plasticity
  4. Credit Assignment

Neural Networks

Guillaume Lajoie

Bratislav Misic

  1. Deep Networks
  2. Recurrent networks
  3. Connectomics
  4. Computational Modeling
  5. Multi-scale complexity