Acronym CORTEX
Name A System for Learning and Recognition of Visual Objects
Funding Reference FCT - POSI/34606/SRI/2000
Dates 2001|2002

This project’s goal is to create a model of the object recognition system in the Visual Cortex. Once it is finished, the model is intended to either acquire new object concepts or to recognize previously encountered objects. In the latter case, the model will be able to pin point an object as being “recognized”, and the neural network will behave in a way similar to what has been experimentally observed in the identification systems of primates and humans. Namely, the triggering synchronization of neurons that is associated with the sight of the same object.

Research Groups Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB)
ISR/IST Responsible
Agostinho Rosa
José Malaquias