Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton.
Three summers ago, at the age of 64, Geoffrey...
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“As free human beings we can use our unique intelligence to try to understand ourselves and our world. But if we are prevented from using our creative potential, we are deprived of one of the basic characteristics of a human being.”
~ DALAI LAMA
Fact of the day
Most neurons receive many excitatory and inhibitory synapses--up to several thousand in some cases. Whether the neuron fires or not depends on the sum of the stimuli. If the positive transmitters outweigh the negative, the neuron fires.