Brainy Breakdown
Brainy Breakdown 10/13/17

Brainy Breakdown 10/13/17

Deadlines in AI, for those who are interested. Debate on the notion of priors (i.e. domain-specific machinery) in AI The AlphaGo documentary is out, and is getting people thinking about superhuman AI. More on the AI “Gaydar”. It’s important to remember that there are many confounding factors in the data set they used, and the...
Brainy Breakdown: 10/06/17

Brainy Breakdown: 10/06/17

Glad to see that someone has called this paper on predicting sexual orientation out on its BS. Think before you even try an experiment like this, people. You can read the authors’ defense here. Geoff Hinton weighs in on backpropagation and how deep learning is related to the brain. See our series on this here....
Brainy Breakdown: 08/11/2017

Brainy Breakdown: 08/11/2017

My favorite response to the Google manifesto guy. Speaking of believing things that aren’t true, apparently many neuroscientists believe in neuromyths. Richard Dawkins on the reproducibility crisis in the biological sciences, among other things.