Jeff Hawkins, Numenta: “Prospects and Problems of Cortical Theory” This is the 10th and final talk given at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience Inaugural Symposium UC Berkeley, October 7, 2005 Audio/Visual: sound, color Language: english Keywords: Theoretical Neuroscience; Cortex; Brain; AI, Memory; Hierarchy; Neural Networks Contact Information: Kilian Koepsell , Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of California, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, 132 Barker, MC #3190, Berkeley, CA 94720-3190
Where Dr. Henry Markram takes the viewer on a tour de force of that structure that gives rise to the phenomena of human intelligence.
IBM Research’s Almaden Institute Conference on Cognitive Computing. Markram discusses microcolumns in the brain, and shows several video animations of computer models of neurons communicating in a microcolumn. His model includes 10,000 neurons, which is a *very* large number of neurons to model. Markram’s Powerpoint presentation here.
Check out the website below for video of the machine in action.
The inverted machine – Rechnender Raum (Calculating Space) is a light-weight sculpture, constructed from sticks, strings and little plumbs. At the same time it is a full functional logic exact neural network. Through its strict geometric and otherwise very filigree construction, the observer is able to track the whole processing logic from every viewpoint around the machine. This disclosure of the machines core is enforced by an uncommon distribution of its constructing elements: a nine angled architectural body forms a torus. In contrast to an ordinary alignment of a hidden logic and an outer user facing display its geometric basis is turned inside-out. The core of the machine, with all its computing elements, is shifted outwards on the surface, while the “display” which indicates the results of the tasks is displaced into the center of the system. Even though the tasks and their logic runs directly in front of the viewers eyes and even if one is long sinking into the interaction of the elements which is accompanied by a polyphonic but steady and reassuring buzz, it is not possible to follow the succession of the single conditions of the machine.