I think the human mind an autonomous interlinked model building database of the world. I define models and concepts to be the same thing. One important aspect of this system that has been nagging me is the idea that the human mind can examine ideas/models/concepts from different filters. In my article about the mind as… Continue reading Examining concepts through different filters
Month: March 2022
Ideas for experiments to run on a chicken farm
If I had an animal city, I’d probably start with chickens. Some initial questions I might ask: does a chicken do path finding? can a chicken be trained to collect eggs and move them to a specific location? can a chicken be trained to clean itself? could chickens be trained to cleanup their home? how… Continue reading Ideas for experiments to run on a chicken farm
Why logarithms are used in computation, STEM, and machine learning
I used logarithms a lot in school while studying math and computer science, but forgot a lot about the why as I got older. We often see logarithms used in machine learning and so I wanted to have a refresher as to why we use them. Mathematics The logarithm is the inverse of exponents. So… Continue reading Why logarithms are used in computation, STEM, and machine learning
Interesting AI companies to follow
Numenta – because Jeff Hawkins is putting his money towards solving AGI with a singular focus on the neocortex and not swayed by machine learning trends. deepmind – Because its run by smart neuroscientists and machine learning scientists trying to solve AGI. Demmis Hassabis has real passion. OpenAI – Because its run by smart people… Continue reading Interesting AI companies to follow
Ideas for meeting interesting researchers
offer office hours have paper reading sessions have a ML mastermind group reach out to researchers join a journal club join other researchers’ office hours mentor researchers find a research mentor teach an online course study online courses and send questions to the professors
Do grid like cells appear in the neocortex?
Grid cells exist in the entorhinal cortex (EC) and are known to fire for spatial navigation on a hexagrid structure. Grid cells along with the other cells in the EC are implicated as a key component that allows for generalization and conceptual maps in the human brain. Recently I was reading “A Framework for Intelligence… Continue reading Do grid like cells appear in the neocortex?