Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2016

Why Study the Brain?

“There is no scientific study more vital to man than the study of his own brain. Our entire view of the universe depends on it.” ― Francis Crick


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Francis_Crick_crop.jpg


After unraveling the mysteries of DNA, the secret to life, Francis Crick for the rest of his life turned his attention to solve the mysteries of brain and consciousness. He was certain that the answer to intelligence lies deep in the structure of brain. In his book, The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul, Francis Crick theorizes a framework for studying consciousness. His work turned out to be an inspiration for many AI researchers, as it became evident that deciphering brain might lead to creating general intelligence. Today the research from neuroscience is used by AI researchers to create intelligent algorithms, that are different than traditional symbolic based systems. We at Cere Labs try to draw inspiration from biology and other sciences to get insi…