…ion, the neural structures that determine the location signal exist in every part of the neocortex. This provocatively suggests that all processing in the neocortex is associated with locations, even if those locations do not correspond to physical locations in the world. It suggests that we manipulate abstract concepts using the same neural mechanisms we use to manipulate physical objects. Of course, manipulating concepts is a core feature of general intelligence.
…he is “deeply suspicious” of current AI techniques. “My view is throw it all away and start again.” Francois Chollet, a leading practitioner of deep learning networks, has concluded, “You cannot achieve general intelligence simply by scaling up today’s deep learning techniques.”