October 3, 2009

SS09: Itamar Arel "Technological Convergence Leading to AGI"

Benjamin Peterson is covering the Singularity Summit for Sentient Developments.

Deep Machine Learning

• biologically-inspired computational intelligence approach

-massively parallel

-basic cortical circuit

-discovers structure based on regularities

-spatiotemporal dependencies

-Brain operates at 200hz ...

• goal: learning to represent the world

• hypothesis: brain represent info using repetitive hierarchical architecture

VLSI tech

• adequate tech is here

• billions of transistors on a single chip

• power requirements are low

• insensitive to yield issues

• we can build large systems today!

Ben Goertzel asks Arel what his funding requirements are ... Arel says he can build you an AGI system for 2-14 million dollars. Act now!

1 comment:

Fredrik Bränström said...

The hierarchical part seems very inspired/based on Numenta's work. http://numenta.com/

They're developing a technology called HTM (hierarchical temporal memory), invented by Jeff Hawkins and developed mathematically by Dileep George.