Blake Richards

Assistant Professor, McGill

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Toronto

Streams: Artificial Intelligence, Neuro

Blake Richards is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science and the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University. He is also a Fellow in CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Mila.

Richards’ research explores the general principles of intelligence that underpin both natural and artificial cognition. His research program focuses on neural computation, learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). Using a combination of computational modelling and advanced neuroscience and brain imaging approaches, his lab is exploring the neural basis of deep learning. The goal of this work is to better understand the neurobiological basis of animal and human intelligence and provide new insights to help guide AI development.