Hierarchical Generative Models

How to build a General Intelligence: An interpretation of the biology

Figure 1: Our interpretation of the Thalamocortical system as 3 interacting sub-systems (objective, subjective and executive). The structure of the diagram indicates the dominant direction of information flow in each system. The objective system is primarily concerned with feed-forward data flow, for the purpose of building a representation of the… Read More »How to build a General Intelligence: An interpretation of the biology

How to build a General Intelligence: What we think we already know

Authors: D Rawlinson and G Kowadlo This is the first of three articles detailing our latest thinking on general intelligence: A one-size-fits-all algorithm that, like people, is able to learn how to function effectively in almost any environment. This differs from most Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is designed by people… Read More »How to build a General Intelligence: What we think we already know

On Predictive Coding and Temporal Pooling

Introduction Predictive Coding (PC) is a popular theory of cortical function within the neuroscience community. There is considerable biological evidence to support the essential concepts (see e.g. “Canonical microcircuits for predictive coding” by Bastos et al). PC describes a method of encoding messages passed between processing units. Specifically, PC states that… Read More »On Predictive Coding and Temporal Pooling

Connectome browser – hierarchy viewer?

Hierarchy Viewer? Ongoing research to map out the patterns of connectivity in the human brain continues to produce stunning visuals. Are we looking at the hierarchy as proposed in the Memory-Prediction framework? In any case, it’s fun to explore, which you can do here: http://www.humanconnectomeproject.org/data/relationship-viewer/

Architecture of the Memory Prediction Framework / Cortical Learning Algorithm / Hierarchical Temporal Memory

by David Rawlinson and Gideon Kowadlo Introduction The Memory Prediction Framework (MPF) is a general description of a class of algorithms. Numenta’s Cortical Learning Algorithm (CLA) is a specific instance of the framework. Numenta’s Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) was an earlier instance of the framework. HTM and CLA adopt different… Read More »Architecture of the Memory Prediction Framework / Cortical Learning Algorithm / Hierarchical Temporal Memory

Introduction

by David Rawlinson and Gideon Kowadlo   The Blog This blog will be written by several people. Other contributors are welcome – send us an email to introduce yourself! The content will be a series of short articles about a set of common architectures for artificial general intelligence (AGI). Specifically,… Read More »Introduction