Reinforce AI Conference

Fri, Mar 05, 2021 8:00 AM — 9:00 AM
Fri, Mar 05, 2021 8:00 AM — 9:00 AM

Reinforce AI Conference 2021

The Reinforce AI Conference, hosted by Ericsson, aims to bring together world leading experts on AI, and create a platform for discourse, innovation and networking. It’s an opportunity to learn and discuss topics such as putting AI into production, understandable AI, ethics of AI, and the future of AI.

The conference takes place on March 3-5, 2021 during 1-6pm Central European Time. Lucas Souza, our Senior Researcher, will be presenting on March 5th, 8am PST. For more information, click here.


Today’s AI systems work in very different ways than the brain – consuming large amounts of power and relying on dense representations. The brain, on the other hand, is highly efficient – storing and processing information in a highly sparse manner. In this talk, I will discuss how sparsity in the brain can be applied to practical AI systems to improve robustness, continuous learning and computational efficiency. I’ll walk through an example of how Numenta’s sparse networks unlocked groundbreaking performance gains of more than 50x in deep learning networks with no loss of accuracy. I’ll then discuss how sparsity is just the beginning of a neuroscience-based approach that provides the path to general intelligence. By applying a brain-based theory to AI, we can address today’s bottlenecks while enabling tomorrow’s applications.


Lucas SouzaLucas Souza • Senior AI Researcher