September 28 - October 2, 2020
Grasmere, England, UK
Advanced Course & Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience

ACAIN 2020 – A Unique Experience:
Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience with the World’s Leaders
in the fascinating atmosphere of the Lake District

Inside the Wordsworth Hotel & SPA – Grasmere, Lake District, England, the lecture rooms and around the fascinating atmosphere of Grasmere, Lake District – England – Great Britain  the world’s leading scientists and industry experts discuss scientific challenges with a highly selected number of participants in a unique setting, nestled within the most idyllic landscapes of England, in the outskirts of Lake District.
For one intense week you will work alongside faculty that are undisputed leaders in their own field: the result is a profound experience that fosters professional and personal development.
In a proven, unique format you will be exposed to a high-impact learning experience, taking you outside the comfort zone of your own technical expertise, that will empower you with new analytical and strategic skills across areas of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience.
The first Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence  & Neuroscience (ACAIN) is a full-immersion five-day residential Course at the Wordsworth Hotel & SPA (Grasmere, Cumbria,  Lake District – England) on cutting-edge advances in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The Course provides a stimulating environment for academics, early career researches, Post-Docs, PhD students and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results with oral talks or posters, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.
You will gain a heightened awareness for fields of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience relevant for your activity and, perhaps most important, you will gain a place within an elite global network of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience experts.
The Advanced Course is not a summer school suited only for younger scholarsRather, a significant proportion of seasoned investigators are regularly present among the attendees, often senior faculty at their own institutions. The balanced audience that we strive to maintain in each Advanced Course greatly contributes to the development of intense cross-disciplinary debates among faculty and participants that typically address the most advanced and emerging areas of each topic.
Each faculty member presents lectures and discusses with the participants for one entire day. Such long interaction together with the small, exclusive Course size provides the uncommon opportunity to fully explore the expertise of each faculty, often through one-to-one mentoring. This is unparalleled and priceless.
The Course will involve a total of 36-40 hours of lectures, according to the academic system the final achievement will be equivalent to 8 ECTS points for the PhD Students and the Master Students attending the Course.
The Wordsworth Hotel & SPA – Grasmere provides the perfect setting to a relaxed yet intense learning atmosphere, with the stunning backdrop of the Lake District landscapes. World-class beers and traditional foods will make the Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience the experience of a lifetime!


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Computational Cognitive Science
  • Constraint-Based Approaches to Machine Learning
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Deep Learning
  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • General Reinforcement Learning Algorithms
  • Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Probabilistic Generative Models
  • Probabilistic Programming
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotics
  • Theory of Deep Learning

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  • The deadline to submit an Application is April 20, 2020
  • Oral/Poster Presentation Submission: April 20, 2020.
  • Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: by May 12, 2020.
  • Early Registration: Until April 20, 2020.
  • Late Registration: After April 20, 2020

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Giuseppe Nicosia

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - England, UK


+44-1539-435592 – enquiry@thewordsworthhotel.co.uk