Alona Fyshe

Neural networker
Alona Fyshe investigates parallels between how human brains and artificial neural networks learn and represent information.

Why you should listen

Alona Fyshe aims to demystify machine learning and enjoys helping people understand neural networks without needing to know the math behind them. She is an associate professor in the computing science and psychology departments at the University of Alberta and a fellow at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. She is also a Canada CIFAR AI Chair and a fellow in CIFAR's Learning in Machines and Brains program. She earned her BSc and MSc where she now teaches; she did her PhD in machine learning at Carnegie Mellon.

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Open: The talks of TED@DestinationCanada

March 13, 2023

When we come together with open hearts and open minds, anything is possible. It was in this spirit that TED partnered with Destination Canada for a day of talks and performances featuring new ideas on living, seeing the world and reimagining our shared future. The event: TED@DestinationCanada: Open is the first event TED and Destination […]

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