SYMBIOTIC AI NEURO RELATIONSHIP

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SYMBIOTIC AI NEURO RELATIONSHIP

”We’re a living proof that AI is possible.” The leading practitioner of Artificial Intelligence, AI, the founder of DeepMind, who has made the paradigm shift happen, has already pointed that human brain has been the paramount inspiration for building a human like intelligence. Memory, learning, decision making and vision are the building blocks of Deep Learning, emanate completely from neuroscience. The challenge is to transform this into algorithms that ”bestow silicon minds with a shadow of our cognitive process.”

The prestigious journal Nature has gone a stage a step further highlighting the symbiotic relationship / growth between neuroscience and AI. It argues that both are trying to solve the central problem of Intelligence. The mystery the AI scientists intend to crack is learning; efficient and effective, mathematically – using the language of the machines. In neuroscience, the scientists are trying to understand intelligence dissecting in and out of the three pound fatty goop, proven fact being that the problem is solvable.

It is contended that algorithms have the capability to evolve brain like outputs, thus it provides the ideal opportunity ”to test fundamentals ideas of neuroscience.” The inspiration part of neuroscience is by now a well established fact, it is heartening to note the way AI is giving back to neuroscience. The brain research today is fully dependent in the manner huge amount of brain data is processed. Wrangling Data is what AI has expertise in and we have projects like Neurodata Without Borders.

The second area is of Solving Senses and Movement. The neuroscientists are now ”using AI in a big way to re-examine ideas on how our brains process senses and movements.” XDREAM, a Harvard project in on this cutting edge technology. This research area results can form a bridge towards smart prosthetics. Cracking Neural Codes, through same strategy for solving senses and movements can help in cracking more abstract brain functions.

ON HOW WELL WE TAP THE NEUROSCIENCE- AI SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP, DEPENDS OUR FUTURE.

Sanjay Sahay

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