The Brain is as the Brain does

Jun 13, 2022Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

The primary purpose of all neural systems is centralized control of various biological functions…
In the development of information technology there now seems to exist a new phase whereby the aim is to replicate many of these “Neural” functions artificially

Kohonen 1988

John and Sam are talking about the following article:
An introduction to neural computing

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John

Hi Sam, I wanted to thank you for helping us out with our article!😊

Today 17:09

Sam

My pleasure, I enjoyed working with Julia and you 😄                        

Today 17:10

John

Can I ask you another favor though?

Today 17:10

Sam

Sure, happy to oblige 😊                                                                          

Today 17:11

John

For our next issue we’re thinking of looking at Neuromorphic Engineering

Today 17:12 

Sam

Very interesting, yes! 😊                                                                           

Today 17:12

John

There’s a lot of technical problems with the classical approach, so we thought about presenting some alternatives

Today 17:13 

Sam

Of course, but neuromorphic computing can mean a lot of different things

Today 17:13

John

Yes, that’s why we need your help! I know it is not simply “doing things like the brain

Today 17:15 

Sam

Indeed, in a very literal sense we still can’t do that                              

Today 17:15

John

But Julia’s historical approach did convince me that we are getting closer and closer, right?

Today 17:16 

Sam

I would agree, yes, but we’re still a long way off                                   

Today 17:17

John

OK, fair enough, but would you willing to collaborate on an article discussing the various approaches?

Today 17:17   

Sam

Certainly! Do you plan on going as far back as the 19th century like Julia did?

Today 17:17

John

Not this time, thought I found it quite interesting what she uncovered

Today 17:18   

Sam

So mostly 20th century stuff?                                                                   

Today 17:19

John

Yeah, we wanted to look at the parallel developments from the 1950s onwards

Today 17:19   

Sam

Side by side with the “official” history of AI? Interesting! I like it already

Today 17:20

John

Yes, that was the plan, good to heave you on board!

Today 17:20   

Sam

Can I suggest Analog Computing as the first topic?                             

Today 17:20

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