The lecture was held within the framework of the Hausdorff Trimester Program Non-commutative Geometry and its Applications. (17.12.2014)
Currently, Connes' approach is distinct from string theory; however, for some years the geometry of the worldvolume has been known to be described by C*-algebraic spectral triples.
D-branes, Matrix Theory and K-homology
T. Asakawa, S. Sugimoto, S. Terashima
Hence, from an abstract perspective, Connes' approach is dual to the matrix model approach to M-theory.