In this meetup, we discuss alternatives to backpropagation in neural networks. We invited Prof. Rafal Bogacz (Oxford), Sindy Löwe (Amsterdam) and Jack Kendall (RAIN Neuromorphics) to present their views and latest research on the topic from a neuroscience and machine learning perspective.
This video walks through the results of Numenta’s technology demonstration that shows 50x performance improvements on inference tasks in deep learning networks without any loss in accuracy.
In this meetup, we focus on the role of active dendrites in learning from a neuroscience and a computational perspective. We invited Matthew Larkum (Larkum Lab), Ilenna Jones (Kording Lab) and Blake Richards (Linc Lab) to present their views on the role of active dendrites in machine learning.
In this special edition we focus on the function of lateral connections (connections between neurons within a level). Long-range lateral connections are ubiquitous in the neocortex and cannot be explained by pure feedforward models. We have invited researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science to discuss their recently published paper on modeling these connections.
Brains@Bay Meetups are designed to bring together the fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Speakers for this meetup have been selected from each discipline to provide unique views of the topic of Predictive Processing.