Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Neural computing should be based on insect brains, not human ones

The bumble bee brain is a better model than the human brain for neural networks that might be used to run autonomous robots, an academic team believes.

“It is pretty impressive that a bee can fly over five miles, then remember its way home, with a brain the size of a pinhead,” says Professor James Marshall, of the University of Sheffield, quoted by multiple newspapers that were reporting on a presentation Marshall made to the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in February.

“It makes sense to me that we should try and mimic a bee brain in [autonomous systems], drones and driverless cars.”

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Thanks to Patrick Nelson (see source)

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