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Disque Hall, Room 919, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Physics Colloquium: "Spiking Neural Networks: How Natures Shortcuts Can Improve Machine Learning"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Corey Hart, PhD, senior research neuroscientist, Lockheed Martin


For decades neuroscientists have searched for the holy grail: *The neural code*.  But what if there is no such code?  What if the basic structure of the nervous system is little more than a Rube Goldberg machine assembled under natural selection? The implications for neuromorphic computing are profound…and surprising. This may not be a bad thing. In fact, apparently random structure in real neural networks may be just what provides them with their unique computational advantages.

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Professor Robert Gilmore