|When||Thu, Oct 17, 2019 — Sun, Oct 20, 2019|
Las Vegas, USA
|Topic||How the Brain Learns a Model of the World and Why It Sometimes Gets It Wrong|
I lead a team of scientists focused on brain theory, specifically, how the neocortex works. In the past few years, we have made dramatic progress on this problem. In this talk, I will give an overview of what we have learned and propose how brain theory might impact the future of AI and robotics. I will end with a discussion of what can go wrong, how the brain can form false beliefs, and why it doesn’t always behave rationally.