What if, instead of being ‘just another computer on your computer’, the Web is like a brain?
A team of neuroscientists has created what they say is a ‘new way of looking at the brain’ in a paper published in the journal Science.
The team’s approach relies on three key tenets: they believe the brain can learn to perform a wide variety of cognitive tasks, it can understand speech, and it can learn new things.
The first thing they want to establish is that the brain is capable of learning to perform tasks that it has never done before.
The brain can be taught to do this, they argue, because it already has a strong grasp of the language and syntax of everyday tasks.
They think that this ability comes from the fact that our brains are designed to process information in this way.
The neural circuits involved in this process are not fully formed yet, but it is known that this is one of the ways that the neural network can learn.
This means that the theory suggests that our brain might be able to process certain kinds of information more efficiently than other parts of our brain, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
It’s also important to point out that, if this theory is correct, the brain would have been born in a ‘dynamic environment’, in which we would have had the opportunity to interact with other people as much as possible.
These interactions might have been mediated by our brains, as well as the environment.
The second thing they wanted to establish was that the ability to learn is something that is uniquely human.
The fact that we are able to do things we have never done, and that we can learn from these experiences, suggests that this capacity is uniquely ours.
The third thing they were looking for was a way to distinguish between learning to think and learning to do.
So what the team did was to train a computer to ‘learn’ a task, and then test it later, and measure the outcome of learning and failure.
This method allows them to distinguish what the brain does to produce this learning, and what the computer does to process this information.
This is why they say the brain’s ‘learning process’ can be thought of as a process that is both human- and machine-like.
What do you think?
Does this new research make you want to become a brain expert?