Can San Diego's Brain Corp. become the Microsoft of self-driving robots?

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ten years ago computational neuroscientist Dr. Eugene Izhikevich walked away from a successful career in academia to co-found Brain Corp. with the ambitious goal of building artificial brains for robots. These days when the Russian-born Izhikevich lands late at San Diego International Airport, he sometimes sees the fruits of that […]

Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

[ad_1] Robot hand holding a virtual brain. Credit: Patra Kongsirimongkolchai/Pond5 Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains, says Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) neuroscientist Anthony Zador. Now, he’s hoping that lessons from neuroscience can help the next generation of artificial intelligence overcome some particularly difficult barriers. Anthony Zador, M.D., Ph.D., […]

The brain inspires a new type of artificial intelligence

[ad_1] Processing an event with multiple objects. A synchronous input where all objects are presented simultaneously to a computer (left), versus an asynchronous input where objects are presented with temporal order to the brain (right). Credit: Prof. Ido Kanter Machine learning, introduced 70 years ago, is based on evidence of the dynamics of learning in […]

The next step in AI? Mimicking a baby's brain

[ad_1] Professor Alice Parker Takes Another Step Towards Reverse-Engineering The Human Brain. Credit: Hugh Kretschmer The phrase “positive reinforcement,” is something you hear more often in an article about child rearing than one about artificial intelligence. But according to Alice Parker, Dean’s Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer […]