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Giving Robots a Hybrid, Human-Like ‘Brain’ Can Make Them Smarter

Posted in Hardware, Software on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

The robot the researchers have built is small and rudimentary, and the algorithms being run on the analog circuit are fairly basic. But the principle is a promising one, and there is currently a huge amount of R&D going into neuromorphic and memristor-based analog computing hardware.

Scientists Found A New Way To Control The Brain With Light-No Surgery Required

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

The technology uses light of different frequencies to control the brain.

How a Memory Quirk of the Human Brain Can Galvanize AI

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

Drawing inspiration from the mechanics of human memory, the team turbo-charged their algorithm with a powerful capability called “memory replay”—a sort of “rehearsal” of experiences in the brain that cements new learnings into long-lived memories.

A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy

Posted in Science, Software on 9th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

There’s still a long way to go before the technique can match the power of today’s leading AI. But if it helps us start to approach the efficiencies we see in biological brains, it might not be long before AI is everywhere.

11 Future Treatments For Alzheimer's Disease: Where Are They Headed?

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

Drugs already approved to treat other diseases are being evaluated for selective use in Alzheimer's.