An Algorithmic Tour of the Brain

Study of the brain has inspired algorithms that seek to emulate how it functions for as long as practical computers have existed with which to try these algorithms out. We'll look at some of the most notable of these and find out how our understanding of the brain has given us powerful tools to solve difficult problems. Get a better handle on your noggin and how it might work with an algorithmic tour of the brain.

·  Cerebellum ― Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller

·  Cortex ― Perceptrons, Liquid State Networks, Long Short-Term Memory

·  Hippocampus ― Hopfield network

·  Thalamus ― Scale-free network Integrated systems ― Miikkulainen's DISCERN & artificial schizophrenia experiments

·  Tools & future directions

Experience as a brain owner is all that is required! We'll start at a conceptual level suitable for the curious layperson and go deeper into the technical details according to your interests.

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  • Cristina D.

    Interesting speaker and idea for a topic.

    September 30, 2013

  • Wanjiru

    sorry..I'm running very late...I'll probably get there around 2:40..hopefully some people are still there

    September 28, 2013

  • sp_lussier

    did some machine learning/taxonomy/categorization hacking in years gone by. Excited to get back into it now that the basic tools are so much more accessible!

    September 28, 2013

    • sp_lussier

      Looks like I won't be there about 2:30pm. Please save me some Cerebellar Model Articulation Controllers!

      September 28, 2013

  • Cristina D.

    Looking forward to this#

    September 22, 2013

  • Ben L.

    Wish I could make it!

    September 18, 2013

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