May 15–16, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

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  • Building an Artificial Brain

    Location:  ESC Engineering Theater (Booth 1067)
    Format: 45-minute Technical Session
    Conference Track: ESC Engineering Theater (Free)
    Session Type: ESC Engineering Theater (Free)
    Pass type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    With all the talk about deep learning and artificial neural networks that's currently flying around, Max experienced an overwhelming urge to build his own brain. Well, "brain" might be somewhat of a grandiose term for what he has in mind, but he had to call it something and he felt that "Simon" didn't quite cut the mustard.

    This talk will cover a wide range of issues, including analog versus digital neurons, alternative brain topologies, and the problems associated with sensory overload. Max warns that we will be leaping from topic-to-topic with the agility of young, fearless mountain goats, so he urges members of the audience to make sure they're wearing appropriate clothing!