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    May 10-11, 2006: Cognitive Computing

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - Almaden Research Center
8.15  -8.45       Continental Breakfast
8.50  -9.10   Opening Remarks
Dharmendra S. Modha, Chair, 2006 Almaden Institute
Mark Dean, IBM Fellow, VP, Director, Almaden Research Center
9.10  -10.10 Nobelist Gerald Edelman, The Neurosciences Institute: From Brain Dynamics to Consciousness: A Prelude to the Future of Brain-Based Devices
10.10  -10.30       Conversation with Refreshments
10.30  -11.30 Henry Markram, EPFL/BlueBrain: The Emergence of Intelligence in the Neocortical Microcircuit
11.30  -12.30       Lunch
12.30  -1.30 Robert Hecht-Nielsen, UCSD: The Mechanism of Thought
1.30  -2.30 Jeff Hawkins, Palm/Numenta: Hierarchical Temporal Memory: Theory and Implementation
2.30  -3.00       Conversation with Refreshments
3.00  -4.30   Panel: How the brain works, what it computes, and how/when we might build intelligent machines
James Albus (NIST), Theodore Berger (USC), Kwabena Boahen (Stanford),
Ralph Linsker (IBM), Jerry Swartz (The Swartz Foundation)
Moderator: Dilip Kandlur, Director, Storage Systems, Almaden Research Center
4.45  -5.30       Scenic Guided Tours of Almaden Environs (two flavors: easy and moderate)
5.30     Reception & Banquet Dinner
Speaker: V. S. Ramachandran, UCSD: The Uniqueness of the Human Brain
Thursday, May 11, 2006 - Almaden Research Center
8.15  -9.00       Continental Breakfast
9.00  -9.10   Opening Remarks
Laura Haas, Director, Computer Science, Almaden Research Center
9.10  -10.10   John Searle, UC Berkeley: Beyond Dualism
10.10  -10.30       Conversation with Refreshments
10.30  -11.30 Joaquin Fuster, UCLA: Cortical Dynamics of Working Memory
11.30  -12.30       Lunch
12.30  -1.30   Leslie Valiant, Harvard University: A Quantitative Theory of Cortex
1.30  -2.30 Toby Berger, University of Virginia: The Four C's of Neuroinformation Theory: Coding, Computing, Control and Cognition
2.30  -3.00       Conversation with Refreshments
3.00  -4.00   Christof Koch, Caltech: Consciousness
4.10  -5.10   Concluding Panel: The Future of Cognitive Computing
All speakers participating
Moderator: William Pulleyblank, Vice President, IBM Global Services
5.10  -5.15   Closing Remarks
Stuart Feldman, Vice President, Computer Science, IBM

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