Matching algorithms and hardware: How a brain 'computes' so well
Date and Time
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Computer Science Small Auditorium (Room 105)
John Hopfield, from Princeton
When available 'device physics' or 'device biophysics' can be directly used in an algorithm, a small quantity of computing hardware can be astonishingly effective. Evolution makes such solutions available for neurobiological computations. I will describe 'biological' models of such effective systems in an engineering perspective, to give insight into how a brain may do some of its computations.