A.I. researcher and rising high school senior Animesh Koratana envisions a world where medical research on the human brain for cures to diseases ranging from depression to bi-polar to schizophrenia can be done on artificially created brains that think and behave just like human brains. He shares the first breakthrough in this short talk.
Animesh Koratana's interests lie in using computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence to help solve the largest problems facing A.I. and medicine today. Hiis research on fluid intelligence has attracted the interest of the NSA for a possible application in curbing cyberterrorism attacks.
He is a rising senior in high school and began work in A.I. when he was 14 years old as an independent researcher at the Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science and the Stanford Department of Computational Neuroscience.
Koratana founded the Northview Techno Titans Robotics Foundation with a mission to compete and spread STEM education throughout the community. He is recipient of the Third Grand Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Yale Science & Engineering Award, the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Award, the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award, and the Pinnacle award at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx