The Brain can teach AI a Lesson or Two

Posted by Peter Rudin on 14. May 2021 in News

The brain is considered an autonomous learning system. It can detect patterns and acquire new knowledge without external guidance. Until recently, this was not the case for AI — any data being fed to machine learning systems needed to be tagged first.

Some presumed that no such mechanism existed in biological neural networks. However, based on a combination of considerations from the current practice of A and computational neuroscience researchers came to a different conclusion.

In a recent scientific publication, the authors show that self-supervision and error backpropagation co-exists in the brain, and with a very specific area of the brain involved: the hippocampus.

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