By Paul Middlebrooks
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Neuroscience and artificial intelligence work better together. I interview experts about their work at the interface of neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The symbiosis of the two fields, how they overlap, how they inform each other, where they differ, what the past brought us, and what the future brings. Topics include, supervised machine learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, convolutional and recurrent neural networks, decision-making science, AI agents, backpropagation, credit assignment, neuroengineering, neuromorphics, consciousness, general AI, spiking neural networks, data science, and a lot more.
||CleanBI 018 Dean Buonomano: Time in Brains and AI||Dean and I talk about how time and duration is encoded in the brain, how he implemented timing and sequences using short-term synaptic plasticity, in neuronal cultures, and in recurrent neural networks. We also discuss the subjective nature of time, con||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 017 Jeff Hawkins: Location, Location, Location||Jeff and I discuss his new framework to understand how our cortex functions by building models of complete objects in all the cortical columns throughout the cortex. We also talk about his book On Intelligence, and I get his take on a number of other to||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 016 Ryota Kanai: Artificial Consciousness||Ryota and I discuss his two goals - to implement the functions of consciousness, and to figure out how to measure whether a given system (human, AI, etc) has consciousness. We also talk about his paper implementing curiosity and empowerment as intrinsic||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 015 Terrence Sejnowski: How to Start a Deep Learning Revolution||Terry and I talk about his new book, The Deep Learning Revolution, about the past, present, and future of deep learning. Plus his super-popular online course Learning How To Learn with Barbara Oakley.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 014 Konrad Kording: Regulators, Mount Up!||Konrad and I discuss his work automatically detecting potential image fraud in scientific papers, his take on consciousness, and plenty more.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 013 Dileep George: Vicarious Robot AI||Dileep and I talk about how his company, Vicarious, aims to create general artificial intelligence for robots, using tons of inspiration from brain structure and function. We also discuss his recent graphical model that, among other things, breaks CAPTC||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 012 Niko Kriegeskorte: Black Box, White Box||Niko and I discuss cognitive computational neuroscience as an emerging fusion between cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence - and how it all fits together. Plus we talk about the conference by that name.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 011 Grace Lindsay: Visual Attention in CNNs||Grace shares her recent work adding an attention signal to convolutional neural networks - ones that emulate the ventral visual stream in the brain - to test the feature gain similarity model of attention. Lots more, of course. Click the show to access||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 010 Adam Marblestone: Brain Cost Functions||Adam and I discuss the possibility there are cost functions optimized in the brain, where and how it might work, Marvin Minskys Society of Mind, and lots more.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBI 009 Blake Richards: Deep Learning in the Brain||Blake and I discuss his recent work exploring one way credit assignment could occur in the brain, using different regions within a single cortical neuron to encode the necessary signal.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent show, inquisitive host
Great show if you’re interested in neuroscience and AI. The host asks really interesting questions that allows the guests to open up about their research in a fun and informative manner.