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Au carrefour des savoirs : Les secrets de la conscience

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As part of its 50th anniversary, the Faculté des arts et des sciences presented a series of discussions on June 25: Au carrefour des savoirs.

The objective of this series was to bring together colleagues, sometimes with public figures, sometimes with graduates from various disciplines, to discuss current issues. The discussion brought together experts from various sectors to open the discussion on "Les secrets de la conscience".

Chantal Srivastava, a Radio-Canada journalist since 1988, moderated the discussion. Over the years, Chantal has covered consumer, economic, national and international news, as well as science, health and the environment. As a national reporter, since 1999, she has been assigned to the science news and popularization program Les années lumière, broadcast on Ici Première. Her work has been recognized with national and international awards, both in radio and in print.

Speakers :

  • Yoshua Bengio : Professor in the Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle at the University of Montreal, specialist in AI and pioneer in deep learning. He is also the founder and scientific director of Mila, and scientific director of IVADO.
  • Karim Jerbi : Professor in the Département de psychologie at the University of Montreal. Scientific Director of the UNIQUE Centre and Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging.
  • Isabelle Raynauld : Professor in the Département d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques at the University of Montreal. Writer and director of the film « De la musique pour le cerveau » (2019), and « Le cerveau mystique », recipient of the Gémeaux Award for Best Documentary in the Science category (2009).