#115 – Dileep George: Brain-Inspired AI

Dileep George is a researcher at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, co-founder of Vicarious, formerly co-founder of Numenta. From the early work on Hierarchical temporal memory to Recursive Cortical Networks to today, Dileep’s always sought to engineer intelligence that is closely inspired by the human brain.

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Here’s the outline of the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

0:00 – Introduction
4:50 – Building a model of the brain
17:11 – Visual cortex
27:50 – Probabilistic graphical models
31:35 – Encoding information in the brain
36:56 – Recursive Cortical Network
51:09 – Solving CAPTCHAs algorithmically
1:06:48 – Hype around brain-inspired AI
1:18:21 – How does the brain learn?
1:21:32 – Perception and cognition
1:25:43 – Open problems in brain-inspired AI
1:30:33 – GPT-3
1:40:41 – Memory
1:45:08 – Neuralink
1:51:32 – Consciousness
1:57:59 – Book recommendations
2:06:49 – Meaning of life