I’m Making a Neuro/AI Course.

(Preliminary) Course Outline

1. The Big Picture and Major Questions

  • Where are we in neuroscience and AI?
  • How are they similar?
  • How are they different?
  • How can AI help neuroscience?
  • How can neuroscience help AI?

 

2. Clues From the Past

  • Gestation: Ancient History.
  • “Birth” of neuroscience and AI.
  • Infancy: The early years.
  • Coming of age: Modern History.

3. The Current Landscape

  • This is the bulk of the course – more to add.
  • Networks vs Brains.
  • Behavior.
  • Learning.
  • Memory.
  • Cognitive functions.
  • Coding.
  • Representation.
  • Neuromorphics.
  • Brain-machine interfaces.
  • Embodiment.
  • Systems.

4. The Open Road

 

  • Challenges moving forward.
  • What’s the right level of biological detail for AI?
  • Philosophical Questions.
  • Intelligence Theory.
  • Meaning.
  • Understanding.
  • Consciousness.

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