Computation with Neural Systems
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Victoria Hodge and Jim Austin, Cochairs
Current AI methods lack the flexibility and reliability of biological information processing systems and, although a great deal is known about the construction of biological systems, this knowledge has had little impact on main stream AI. If we are to progress toward building machines with the abilities of the natural computing systems, closer collaboration between those studying biological information processing systems and AI and neural computing is essential. This workshop wasspecifically designed to bring these two groups together, with the aim of providing indicators on how the brain may organize and process information, so that this knowledge may initiate new ways to think about computation. The workshop focused on topics of common interest to neurobiologists and those working in neural networks and other approaches to intelligent systems. It focusrf on the low-level mechanisms involved in biological systems and how these may be exploited by the brain to bring about intelligent behavior.