<< MICrONS (Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks) project seeks to revolutionize machine learning by reverse engineering algorithms of the mammalian cortex. >>
<< MICrONS is fundamentally different, both technically and logistically. Rather than building a simulation of the human brain, which the HBP [Human Brain Project] set out to do, MICrONS is working in reverse. By mapping out the intricate connections that neurons form during visual learning and observing how they change with time, the project hopes to distill sensory computation into mathematical “neural codes” that can be fed into machines, giving them the power to identify, discriminate, and generalize visual stimulation. The end goal: smarter machines that can process images and video at human-level proficiency. >>
Shelly Fan. US Bets $100 Million on Machines That Think More Like Humans. Mar 13, 2016.