Gideon Kowadlo

Sparse Distributed Representations (SDRs)

TL;DR: An SDR is a Sparse Distributed Representation, described below SDRs are biologically plausible data structures SDRs have powerful properties SDRs have received a lot of attention recently There are a few really great new resources on the topic: Presentation┬áby Subutai Ahmad of Numenta Older introductory presentation┬áby Jeff Hawkins Excellent… Read More »Sparse Distributed Representations (SDRs)

Thalamocortical architecture

by Gideon Kowadlo and David Rawlinson Introduction One of the keys to understanding the neocortex as a whole, and the emergence of intelligence, is to understand how the cortical hierarchical levels interconnect. This includes: the physical connections, the meaning of the signals being transmitted, and possibly also the way the… Read More »Thalamocortical architecture

Constraints on intelligence

by Gideon Kowadlo and David Rawlinson Introduction This article contains some musings on the factors that limit the increase of intelligence as a species. We speculate that ultimately, our level of intelligence is limited by at least two factors, and possibly a third: our own cultural development, physical constraints, and… Read More »Constraints on intelligence