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Ray Kurzweil reviews History of Neural Nets

Ray Kurzweil reviewed the history of Neural Nets. Ray knew the both of the two leaders of the competing Artificial intelligence factions (Symbolic vs. Connectionist) in the 1960s. The connectionists were supporting neural networks. They could only handle single layer …

Youthful Plasticity Restored to the Brains of Adult Mice

The brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember, and adapt. Now, scientists at University of Utah Health report they can rejuvenate the plasticity of the mouse brain, specifically in the visual cortex, increasing its ability to …

“Mind Reading” Technology to Decode Complex Thoughts

Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, “The witness shouted during the trial.” This latest research led by CMU’s Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with …