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Cognitive Systems: The New Era of Computing


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9:30–10:00   Coffee & Registration
10:00–10:10   Welcome
Rick Kaplan, General Manager, IBM Israel
10:10–10:50   A New Era of Computing: Cognitive Systems
Dr. Dario Gil, Director of Cognitive Computing, IBM Research
10:50–11:25   The Human Brain Project
Prof. Idan Segev, Hebrew University
11:25–11:40   Break
11:40–12:15   Surrogate Bodies: Thought-controlled Virtual and Robotic Representations
Dr. Doron Friedman, The Interdisciplinary Center
12:15–12:50   Can a Blind Person Understand your World?
Dr. Chieko Asakawa, IBM Fellow, IBM Research - Tokyo
12:50–13:40   Keynote: Neural Representations of a Dynamic World
Prof. Richard Zemel, University of Toronto
13:40–14:40   Lunch
14:40–15:15   On Elephants, Earthquakes, and Brain Research
Prof. Nathan Intrator, Tel-Aviv University
15:15–15:50   Watson after Jeopardy! Question Answering in Healthcare and Beyond
Dr. John Prager, IBM Research - Yorktown
15:50–16:00   Closing Remarks
Oded Cohn, VP, IBM Research - Haifa
16:00–16:30   Refreshments and Demos
- Medical Sieve - Decision Support for Radiologists
- Tool to Analyze Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment
- Search & Retrieval Enablement for Multimedia/Video Content


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