Assemblies in the brain inspire AI research

During an online workshop held by Google Research, award-winning computer scientist Christos Papadimitriou discussed how our growing understanding of information-processing mechanisms in the brain might help create more robust artificial intelligence algorithms. Papadimitriou presented a simple and efficient model that explains how different areas of the brain inter-communicate to solve cognitive problems.

Papadimitriou’s model of the mind is based on the assemblies theory, interconnected areas of the brain that can perform simple operations, also known as “assembly calculus.”

Papadimitriou and his colleagues have managed to use assemblies and assembly calculus to create an efficient syntax parser. They will explore other ideas in the future.

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