Rountable discussion on Biological and Electronic Neurons

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Date: Monday, 17th of June 2024, 11:00 - 13:00h

Place: Sala d'Actes FIB (B6), Campus Nord

Come and join the roundtable discussion: 'Meeting on Biological and Electronic Neurons for Biohybrid and In-Vitro Neural Networks: Challenges and Applications'

The event has been organized by the Department of Electronic Engineering (EEL) at UPC 


  • Hideaki Yamamoto (Tohoku University)
  • John Beggs (Indiana University)
  • Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes (Univ. Zaragoza)
  • Jordi Soriano (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Jordi Madrenas (UPC)

Each speaker will introduce his viewpoint on current state of the art in the modeling and interaction between biological and electronic neurons. Then, a discussion will be open with the audience on topics that have an overt impact on society, not limited to:

  • Can we afford the cost of machine learning (artificial intelligence)?
  • Are we close to augmented humans?
  • How far are we to the singularity point?
  • Which are the ethical limitations of blending electronics and biology?
  • The death of internet.

Organized by Jordi Madrenas and Jordi Soriano. Contact: Departament d’Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Free entrance (limited by the room capacity)

Rountable discussion on Biological and Electronic Neurons