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Science on Tap with Garrett Kenyon

Join us Monday, July 15, beginning at 5:30 at projectY cowork, located at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
June 27, 2019


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Do you use Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant? If so, then you’ve used AI and if that makes you nervous, you’re not alone. After all, popular culture has cultivated societal fears of self-replicating and autonomous androids for over a century. However, Los Alamos’ research in the field of artificial intelligence, or “augmented intelligence” as some now call it, is all about far-reaching national security applications, not about creating self-aware machines bent on sublimating humanity. 

Creating AI that meets the exacting standards required for these applications is an ambitious endeavor bringing neuroscientists, computational scientists, physicists, and other researchers together under the umbrella of computational neuroscience. Garrett Kenyon of the Lab’s Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences Division is breaking ground in that very field, also known as neuromimetic computing: building computers that process data using neural network models, similarly to how humans process data. By modeling computer deliberation after our own, super-efficient, neural-network process, Garrett hopes to improve machines’ ability to interpret and assess their surroundings. 

To learn more about leading edge, AI research happening at the Lab, please join us at projectY cowork for Science on Tap on Monday, July 15, from 5:30–7:00. 

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