International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science

  • Date:
  • Time:
    (Saturday 10th October to Monday 12th October, 2020)
  • Venue:

    Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    *Depending on the situation of the COVID-19 in Tokyo and world-wide, this symposium may be fully or partly virtualized. We will carefully monitor the status and make announcements on this web site.

  • Registration:

    Please register through the symposium web site:

  • Sponsor:

    KAKENHI Project on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science

  • Co-sponsors:

    RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (
    The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives(IFI) (
    The University of Tokyo International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) (

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We are pleased to announce a symposium that brings together researchers in the forefront of AI and neuroscience. Application for poster presentation is open till June 1st and general registration will start from July 1st, 2020.

Program (it may be held online depending on the COVID-19 situation)
• Saturday, October 10th (from 1pm)
-Keynote: Josh Tenenbaum (MIT)
-Session 1: Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning
Yann LeCun (NYU, Facebook), Yutaka Matsuo (U Tokyo), Doina Precup (McGill U)
David Silver (DeepMind), Masashi Sugiyama (RIKEN AIP/U Tokyo IRCN)

• Sunday, October 11th
-Session 2: World Model Learning and Inference
Ila Fiete (MIT), Karl Friston (UCL), Yukie Nagai (U Tokyo IRCN)
Maneesh Sahani (Gatsby Unit), Tadahiro Taniguchi (Ritsumeikan U)
-Poster Session
-Session 3: Metacognition and Metalearning
Matthew Botvinick (DeepMind), Ryota Kanai (ARAYA), Angela Langdon (Princeton U)
Hiroyuki Nakahara (RIKEN CBS), Xiao-Jing Wang (NYU)

• Monday, October 12th
-Session 4: AI for Neuroscience and Neuromorphic Technologies
Jim DiCarlo (MIT), Yukiyaku Kamitani (Kyoto U), Rosalyn Moran (King’s College London)
Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute), Hidehiko Takahashi (Tokyo MDU)
-Session 5: Social Impact and Neuro-AI Ethics
Anne Churchland (CSHL), Kenji Doya (OIST), Arisa Ema (U Tokyo IFI)
Hiroaki Kitano (SONY CSL), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley)

Poster Registration

May 11th – June 1st (review result notified by June 20)

General Registration

July 1st – 31st (or when the capacity is reached)
*Please check the web site: