Intel Folks Want to Mimic Brain Circuits


New IARPA project focuses on next-gen machine-learning algorithms.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants “to create a new generation of machine-learning algorithms derived from high-fidelity representations of cortical microcircuits to achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks” under a project dubbed Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks or MICrONS.

I guess the NSA needs some beefed-up algorithms to sift through all the phone calls, emails and text messages it has collected from everyone on the planet.

Will MICrONS be trained to dissemble when queried by Congress?

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