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Wednesday, August 2 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Why VR and Machine Learning are Good for Science

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Human research has always struggled with ecological validity. Studying natural human cognition is hard to do in the lab, and applying lab findings to the real world can be tricky. Presence tricks your brain into thinking VR is real. This gives us a window into natural human cognition and behavior, especially when paired with brain imaging. Machine learning helps us to make sense of all that data.

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Aldis Sipolins

Head of Virtual Reality and Game Design, IBM Research
Aldis is a virtual reality evangelist and lifelong videogame nerd who combines cognitive neuroscience and game design to explore the limits of VR. Aldis received a Ph.D. in Psychology -Visual Cognition and Human Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015... Read More →

Wednesday August 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 105