The Thousand Brains Theory: A Framework for Understanding the Neocortex and Building Intelligent Machines Recent advances in reverse engineering the neocortex reveal that it is a highly-distributed sensory-motor modeling system. Each cortical column learns complete models of observed objects through movement and sensation. The columns use long-range connections to vote on what objects are currently being observed. In this talk we introduce the key elements of this theory and describe how these elements can be introduced into current machine learning techniques to improve their capabilities, robustness, and power requirements. See more at
Course trailer. Susan Schneider challenges the view – “the mind is software”. Watch the full course at Machines are getting smarter. From the conversational stylings of Siri to the increasingly impressive plays of AlphaGo, machine intelligence is getting ever close to approximating human-style intelligences and surpassing them across multiple domains. Yet what is less clear is how consciousness fits into the picture. And without truly understanding the link between consciousness and intelligence, we might not know what we’re creating until its too late. What exactly is consciousness and how do we know machines don’t already have it? If our minds are essentially computer programmes, could we upload ourselves to the internet? Who should be in charge of designing artificial minds? How long will it take for Artificial General Intelligence to be produced? And how optimistic should we be about making friends with robots within our lifetimes? #uploading #consciousness #intelligence Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and founding director of the Center for Future Mind, Susan Schneider, explores the current landscape of intelligence and consciousness, the relationship between them, and the future of conscious machines. For debates and talks: For articles: For courses:
Cognitive science sees the brain as a sort of computer, but how does education redesign these cerebral computers? Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and expert on consciousness Daniel Dennett explains. Watch the Q&A: Subscribe for regular science videos: Buy Daniel Dennet’s most recent book “From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds” – There is widespread agreement among researchers in cognitive science that a human brain is some kind of computer, but not much like the laptop. If we look at perceptual experience, and education in particular, as a process of redesigning our cerebral computers, how does the software get designed, and what are the limits of this design process? Daniel C Dennett finds out. Daniel C Dennett is a cognitive scientist and philosopher with a particular interest in consciousness, free will and the evolution of minds. His newest book, From bacteria to Bach and back, explores how thinking minds could have evolved due to natural selection. The Ri is on Twitter: and Facebook: and Tumblr: Our editorial policy: Subscribe for the latest science videos: Product links on this page may be affiliate links which means it won’t cost you any extra but we may earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through the link.
Octopus, squid and cuttlefish — collectively known as cephalopods — have strange, massive, distributed brains. What do they do with all that neural power? Dive into the ocean with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, who shares astonishing footage of the camouflaging abilities of cephalopods, which can change their skin color and texture in a flash. Learn how their smart skin, and their ability to deploy it in sophisticated ways, could be evidence of an alternative form of intelligence — and how it could lead to breakthroughs in AI, fabrics, cosmetics and beyond. Get TED Talks recommended just for you! Learn more at The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You’re welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request here: Follow TED on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel:
Susan Schneider explores the philosophy, ethics and cognitive science behind the idea of merging or replacing our brains with artificial intelligence. Susan’s book “Artificial You” is available now: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program? Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that it could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades. Susan Schneider proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds. Watch the Q&A: Susan Schneider is the NASA/Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and the director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. She also worked on a project for NASA for two years in which she explored superintelligent AI. Previously, she was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton devising tests for AI consciousness. This talk was streamed live by the Ri on 2 June 2020. — A very special thank you to our Patreon supporters who help make these videos happen, especially: Alan Latteri, Alan Moore, Andrew Downing, Andrew McGhee, Andrew Weir, Anonymous, Dave Ostler, David Crowner, David Lindo, David Schick, Fairleigh McGill, Frances Dunne, Greg Nagel, Jan Bannister, Jan Všetíček, Joe Godenzi,, Kellas Lowery, Lasse T. Stendan, Lester Su, Margaret Barnett, Martin Steed, Matt Townsend, Michelle J. Zamarron, Osian Gwyn Williams, [More]