CBMM Postdoc Meeting: Practical Approaches to Industry AI Inspired by Principles of Synaptic Computation

February 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Nathan Wilson Ph.D., Co-founder and CTO of Nara Logics


Title: Practical Approaches to Industry AI Inspired by Principles of Synaptic Computation

Abstract: Artificial cognitive systems are beginning to arise in organizations with an emerging nature and structure.  Neuroscientific principles are poised to transform this landscape for reasons that we will discuss.  Nara Logics, a neuroscience-inspired AI company with roots in Building 46, is among the first startups to achieve production AI deployments in multiple large organizations through a general-purpose brain-like framework.  This has allowed us to catalog challenges that AI implementations face which are uniquely amenable to approaches that our brains and minds adopted during evolution.  We will discuss advantages of the type of work being done in CBMM for developing AI that is closer to the natural calculus of thought, and more compatible with biological frameworks.

Speaker Bio: Nathan Wilson is a BCS alumnus and co-founder of Nara Logics, an AI company that leverages neuroscience principles for business recommendations (https://naralogics.com/). Nathan is the driving force behind Nara's revolutionary neural network technology, and has spent his career as an expert at the intersection of neuroscience and computer science. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT in brain and cognitive sciences, a Master's in computer science and artificial intelligence from Cornell, and has numerous patents and publications in top journals including Nature, Neuron, and the MIT Press.



McGovern Institute for Brain Research
February 24, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT Bldg. 46 Room 5165

43 Vassar St, Cambridge MA, 02139