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How Do Brains Count?

Professor Brian Butterworth is a neuroscientist who specialises in numbers and mathematics. More from this interview at https://youtu.be/FCS4b3OjVJM

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AI Philosophy Fridays Science

Do Feedback Loops Create Consciousness?

Very often I am asked when (or whether) we will create a conscious AI. I scratch my chin and ask “how would you define consciousness?” The answer usually involves something about “self-awareness.” I then point out that by that definition, your car is conscious as it has a “check engine light,” which is part of […]

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Science

What Boosts / Shrinks Your Brain?

Ever since my concussion three years ago, I have been fascinated by the brain and how to nourish it. A major breakthrough in quantum tech allows us to see brain activity in far greater detail than ever before. Pindex examines the fascinating research going on this space.

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AI Science

Michio Kaku on How Feedback Loops Create Consciousness

Big Think has a fascinating interview with Dr. Michio Kaku. Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. He has written 4 New York Times Best Sellers, is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and has hosted numerous science […]

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AI

Jeff Hawkins and the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence

In this video, Lex Fridman interviews Jeff Hawkins. He is the founder of Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience in 2002 and Numenta in 2005. In his 2004 book titled On Intelligence, and in his research before and after, he and his team have worked to reverse-engineer the neocortex and propose artificial intelligence architectures, approaches, and […]

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AI Research

Should AI Research Try to Model the Human Brain?

Two Minute Papers ponders on whether or not AI researchers should model the human brain?

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Science

The Science of Distraction

The Wall Street Journal has a great video explaining why your smartphone is ruining your ability to focus.

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AI Science

How Close Are We to Downloading the Human Brain?

Downloading your brain may seem like science fiction, but some neuroscientists think it’s not only possible, but that we’ve already started down a path to one day make it a reality. So, how close are we to downloading a human brain?  

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Interesting Science

The Science of Learning

As someone who has spent the last two years working on getting as any certification in data science as I possibly can, many people ask me, “How did you learn so much so fast?” The answer is simple: study the brain, how it learns, and then test out new ways to learn faster. In this […]

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