Benjamin Grewe

Benjamin Grewe

Neuroscientist & Researcher Artificial Intelligence

Speaker biography

Professor Benjamin Grewe is a renowned neuroscientist and AI researcher whose work has led to groundbreaking insights into the intersection of biological and artificial intelligence. He joined the Institute for Neuroinformatics at ETH Zurich in October 2016 and has since been at the forefront of research in the field.

Growing up in Schleswig-Holstein, Benjamin Grewe developed a fascination with physics, which led him to pursue his studies in the field at the Universities of Kiel and Heidelberg. However, it was during his doctorate at ETH Zurich that he discovered his true passion for research in neuronal networks and the brain. While there, he developed new methods for analyzing and measuring neuronal signals in the brain, which proved to be a major breakthrough in the field.

In 2011, he took his research to the next level by moving to Stanford University, where he deepened his understanding of how neural networks in the brain learn and store memories. His time at Stanford was a transformative experience, and it set the stage for the ambitious research in artificial network systems that he would go on to lead upon his return to ETH Zurich.

Benjamin Grewe Lecture topics

  • Large Language Models and their capabilities (GPT family etc)
  • Problems and limitations of the most advanced AI systems
  • Generative AI Systems and their working principles (Art, Text, etc.)
  • Recent developments in AI technologies and future developments
  • Basics of Deep Learning and Neuronal Networks
  • Basics of neuroscience and biological neuronal networks
  • Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT
  • Differences of Biological and Artificial Intelligent Systems
  • How do Humans learn? Basics of abstraction
  • How to develop Human-Level AI Systems
  • Training AI Systems with the ‘right’ data to avoid biases and pitfalls – Impact of AI technologies to change our daily work and routines
  • Ethical considerations for AI Systems

Today, as the Head of a dynamic research group at ETH Zurich, Professor Benjamin Grewe is working to unravel the underpinnings of natural intelligence in the mammalian brain. His goal is to project this knowledge onto artificial neural systems, with the aim of bringing them closer to human-level intelligence. This research is of critical importance, as it promises to advance the field of artificial intelligence while transform our understanding of the brain.

Professor Benjamin Grewe’s work has already garnered widespread recognition, and he has received several awards and accolades for his contributions to the field. His research has been published in many prestigious academic journals, and he is a sought-after speaker at conferences and events around the world.

His passion, dedication, and groundbreaking insights make him one of the most exciting and innovative scientists working in the field today.



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