Artificial intelligence vs. biological intelligence: similarities, differences and challenges | seminar with Prof. Tomasz Wolak


The way the human brain works has inspired the developers of artificial neural networks. Will the roles now reverse and AI allow us to explore the mechanism of our brains? Join us for a seminar with Prof. Tomasz Wolak, who will visit NASK SCIENCE on October 4, at 10:00am, and talk about what are the differences and what are the similarities between artificial and biological intelligence.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of science and technology that has been developing at an unprecedented pace in recent times. Its capabilities cause admiration and disbelief, but at the same time raise concerns about the unpredictable consequences of its development. More and more tasks AI performs better and faster than humans. It learns very quickly, can plan and solve problems, recognizes images and speech, and carries on a conversation at a level increasingly close to that of a human.

Biological intelligence (BI), on the other hand, is the ability of living organisms to process information, adapt to changing environments and achieve goals.

During the lecture, Prof. Tomasz Wolak will present the similarities and differences between AI and BI in particular, he will show examples of scientific research that have helped expand our knowledge of information processing in the brain. He will discuss how brain networks work, how they change through the acquisition of experience and show how they can be studied. Tomasz Wolak will talk about attempts to simulate visual processing by deep neural networks and what came out of it.

Participation in the seminar is possible online (via the Teams platform) or in person at NASK at Kolska 12, room 3.12. For individuals who are not affiliated with NASK, registration is required here.

Tomasz Wolak – Head of the Scientific Medical Imaging Center at the World Hearing Center, IFPS Professor, author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, laureate of many awards and honors, including the Badge of Honor for Distinguished Service to Health awarded by the Polish Minister of Health. He has more than 15 years of experience in the topic of functional brain imaging (fMRI), more than 3,000 studies and analyses performed, and participation in dozens of research projects related to fMRI and EEG/fMRI topics.