Machine Learning at the Flatiron Institute Seminar: Alex Wiltschko

Date & Time

Title: Mapping scent

Abstract: We’ll go through three sets of results showing that a) olfaction is a sense that can be mapped, albeit only in high-dimensions, b) this map can be used to predict human olfactory responses to molecules at superhuman accuracy, c) the same map works across nearly all species studied by olfactory neuroscience and d) a possible explanation for the broad evolutionary applicability of the map may be explained by an unappreciated link between biological metabolism and scent.

Advancing Research in Basic Science and MathematicsSubscribe to Flatiron Institute announcements and other foundation updates