Variables in grounded language learning

I keep reading grounded language learning papers trying to figure out what is the minimal ingredient to achieve a grounded representation in computers. One theme I keep seeing and coming back to is that while everything is grounded, compositionality may need more abstract thinking. It seems like there definitely must be some recursive computation or… Continue reading Variables in grounded language learning

What is grounded language learning

“An unknown, but potentially large, fraction of animal and human intelligence is a direct consequence of the perceptual and physical richness of our environment, and is unlikely to arise without it”. – John Locke (1632-1704) Powerful state of the art machine learning systems such as word2vec and GPT-3 are powerful machine learning models that seem to… Continue reading What is grounded language learning

Notes on “A language of thought for the mental representation of geometric shapes”

I’m going to try to write notes on the papers I read in this blog as well. Here is my first one. Link to paper: https://psyarxiv.com/28mg4 Authors: Mathias Sablé-Meyer, Kevin Ellis, Joshua Tenenbaum, Stanislas Dehaene Both Joshua Tenenbaum and Stanislas Dehaene are 2 of my favorite researchers, so I had to read this joint paper… Continue reading Notes on “A language of thought for the mental representation of geometric shapes”

Examining concepts through different filters

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

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?

Grid cell research areas

Grid cells are a potential path to AGI. Some areas I am researching: what grid cell like representations might look like in the neocortex grid cells as eigenvectors of the successor representation grid cells as inferred global task structure that are factorized how numenta envisions grid cells in the neocortex allocentric and egocentric views with… Continue reading Grid cell research areas