Abu Dhabi AI Summit 2022

Published on October 26, 2022 Updated on November 2, 2022

from December 12, 2022 to December 13, 2022

Rachid Deriche (Inria), 3IA Chair holder will give a keynote speech at the Abu Dhabi AI Summit 2022.

Title: From Imaging and 3D Vision to AI based Brain Connectomics

This talk is an invitation to a journey starting from Computational Imaging and 3D Computer Vision to AI based Brain Connectomics. I emphasize the role and power of Modelling, Geometry and AI in solving some of the most challenging problems I contributed over the last years, for processing multi-valued images, building 3D models and mapping the human brain connectivity. Variational methods and geometric flows based on differential, projective and Riemaniann geometry developed for active level-set based image segmentation and for 3D reconstruction will first be presented. Applied to brain imaging, these powerful mathematical techniques are then shown to open the possibility of recovering a detailed geometric description of the network of neural connections of the human brain, called the connectome. I then conclude by positioning the burgeoning field of brain connectomics as an exciting research domain where an open challenge is to build a comprehensive AI based framework to gain insight into brain architecture, functioning and neurodegenerative diseases.