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In an effort to both improve current artificial intelligence (AI) models and our understanding of the brain, Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Operations Research Department at the University of Montreal, Irina Rish, PhD is studying a number of topics, including applications of machine learning, statistical machine learning, neuroimaging, and the detection of patterns in the brain that point to mental states or disorders.

On today’s episode, she gives us a fascinating peek into her realm of work. By tuning in, you’ll learn:

  • Some of the main differences between the human brain and artificial neural networks
  • The challenges presented in the development of truly broad AI
  • Under what conditions neurogenesis occurred in a study using rat models

For more information about Dr. Rish’s work, check out https://mila.quebec/en/person/irina-rish/.