Our Unneighborly Neighborhood: New Technique to Reveal Solar System’s Secrets

  The observable universe is a ginormous realm, whose 42.3 billion light year radius is riddled with galaxy filaments and voids. Suspended in one of the trillions of galaxies is an infinitesimal speck, a speck consisting of what humans may refer to as our neighborhood: the #solar system. Juxtaposed to the cosmic scale, the solar […]

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The hippocampus as a ‘predictive map’ | DeepMind

In our new paper, in Nature Neuroscience, we apply a neuroscience lens to a longstanding mathematical theory from machine learning to provide new insights into the nature of learning and memory. Specifically, we propose that the area of the brain known as the hippocampus offers a unique solution to this problem by compactly summarising future events using what we call a “predictive map.”

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Researchers are using Darwin's theories to evolve AI, so only the strongest algorithms survive

Modern artificial intelligence is built to mimic nature-the field’s main pursuit is replicating in a computer the same decision-making prowess that humankind creates biologically. For the better part of three decades, most of AI’s brain-inspired development has surrounded “neural networks,” a term borrowed from neurobiology that describes machine thought as the movement of data through…

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Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms 05/18/2016 07:29 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2016 113 Daniel A. Bell Philosopher, Tsinghua University; author “The China Model” Zap Art via Getty Images On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval…