Analog Computing: The Future of Neural Information Processing? – interview with Dr. Bruce …

Ask pretty much any audiophile their preference between analog vinyl albums and digital compact disks and, odds are, the answer will almost unanimously be record albums produced from analog recordings. However, ask Author and Neuroscientist Dr. Bruce MacLennan about the key to understanding neural information processing and you might be surprised when he answers, “analog computing.” According to MacLennan, that “back to the future” idea of using analog computing to understand the brain has returned to fashion after falling out of favor with early artificial intelligence researchers in the mid-1980s. That’s because modern researchers have recognized that, if we’re going to achieve artificial intelligence comparable to what humans or even other mammals possess, we must first understand the human brain, which basically functions like an analog computer, he added. “The…


Link to Full Article: Analog Computing: The Future of Neural Information Processing? – interview with Dr. Bruce …