Monthly archive June, 2017
Brainy Breakdown: 6/30/2017

Brainy Breakdown: 6/30/2017

This past week was the OHBM annual meeting – stay tuned for a trip report! Excellent piece at the NYT on what actually makes AI dangerous. I don’t know enough about economics to judge the proposed solutions, though. Wired thinks we should all just calm down about superhuman AI Related, AI-generated inspirational memes. A favorite....
Brainy Breakdown: 6/23/2017

Brainy Breakdown: 6/23/2017

Confrontational title aside, this is a cool interview with someone who’s done interesting stuff with google search data. Considering ordering the book. Do you love deep learning and hate waiting in line at the airport? Here’s a contest for you! This week I was introduced to the concept of robot sumo wrestling. (Note: the sound...
How can we show that deep learning and the brain are related? Integration of Deep Learning and Neuroscience Final Post

How can we show that deep learning and the brain are related? Integration of Deep Learning and Neuroscience Final Post

As we’ve discussed in our previous posts, this paper on the integration of deep learning and neuroscience has been highly speculative. The authors have listed deep learning-inspired hypotheses about the brain and discussed how the brain may be consistent with those hypotheses. The concluding portion of the paper discusses potential experiments that could help prove...