Figure 1: The physical architecture of general intelligence in the brain, namely the Thalamo-Cortical system. The system comprises a central hub (the Thalamus) surrounded by… Read More »How to Build a General Intelligence: Reverse Engineering
The artificial neuron model used by Jeff Hawkins and Subutai Ahmad in their new paper (image reproduced from their paper, and cropped). Their neuron model… Read More »New HTM paper – “Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex”
Authors: D Rawlinson and G Kowadlo This is the first of three articles detailing our latest thinking on general intelligence: A one-size-fits-all algorithm that, like… Read More »How to build a General Intelligence: What we think we already know
We have found a fantastic resource, part of the IBM Blue Brain Project, that clearly and interactively maps out interactions between neocortical neurons. The… Read More »Digital Reconstruction of Neocortical Microcircuitry (resource)
Erik Laukien is back with a demo of Sparse, Distributed Representation with Reinforcement Learning. This topic is of intense interest to us, although the problem… Read More »SDR-RL (Sparse, Distributed Representation with Reinforcement Learning)
An interesting article by Gerard Rinkus comparing the qualities of sparse distributed representation and quantum computing. In effect, he argues that because distributed representations can… Read More »“Quantum computing” via Sparse distributed coding?
By David Rawlinson and Gideon Kowadlo The aim of this post is to take a short departure from more technical issues and deal with some… Read More »Consciousness & “Free Will”: The Elephants in the Room
By Gideon Kowadlo and David Rawlinson In our last blog post, we discussed the repeating functional columnar structure of the neocortex, and the inconsistent terminology used to… Read More »A nomenclature for Cortical Columns and related concepts.
Cell-type-specific 3D reconstruction of five neighboring barrel columns in rat vibrissal cortex (credit: Marcel Oberlaender et al.) It is well established that there is a… Read More »Mini, macro, micro and hyper columns: confusing terminology