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Looking into Neural Code for better AIs

How does your brain represent the environment ? The partial answer is the admittedly complex title which we will explore in this article.

Representation is a hard problem for both Neuroscience and AI and a good explanation of these terms I think is helpful if we are to build better AIs, this is my attempt.

Representations

A representation is simply that, the internal description of something, a thing, an idea or even a thought or feeling in general, but alas these later ones are very high in the hierarchy of representations and we don’t yet know exactly how they are formed in biological brains. …

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Revolutionary, Evolutionary or something else ?

As someone that spends most of the time thinking about Neuroscience, Artificial Neural Networks and Software the latest venture from Elon Musk: Neuralink on the surface ticks all the right boxes, so after their inaugural presentation I thought it would be fun to parse it and see what’s what. Care to join ?

The Pigs

Before delving into the details let’s go over the live demo they presented starting with the pigs:

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The Control Pig is just that, a pig that is left alone as to have something to compare to, a baseline.
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The there and back pig had an operation and a neuralink implanted and then removed, this is to prove that it is safe, at least in pigs which are traditionally used as models in medicine due to how similar their biology is to ours. …

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To become the next thing.

It is always interesting to think about the next thing in AI, will it be something incremental or will it be something entirely different ? I like to think about the latter (but let’s briefly touch on the former) before moving on.

Incremental advances: The easy prediction here is to take current AIs/products and assume that they will gradually become better at what they do.The top tier of such current products are prediction AIs that employ Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and algorithms for things like weather prediction, bureaucratic interactions, mundane tasks like search, not so mundane tasks like object detection, driving a car and so on, if this prediction ages well we will become a more efficient species in many aspects but we will also need to reorganize ourselves accordingly. …

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