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Huge database shows virtual neurons at work

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science has created a publicly available database of computerized neuron models that could be used as building blocks to study how brains work in the real world. The two sets of computer models are described … Continue reading

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Will common-sense AI keep us safer?

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s new $125 million initiative to give artificial intelligence programs more common sense has another goal that’s closer to home: making AI safer for humans. That’s the way Oren Etzioni, the CEO of the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial … Continue reading

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AI2 program will help engineers build startups

Is technical expertise the key to success in the fast-moving world of artificial intelligence market? Or is it entrepreneurship? Top-notch engineers with a yen to build a startup can get the best of both worlds through a newly created CTO … Continue reading

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ClusterOne will build its AI platform in Seattle

A California-based AI startup called ClusterOne is moving its headquarters to Seattle to become the latest venture to benefit from the incubator program at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. “Allen AI makes a lot of sense for us, because they have the … Continue reading

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Scientist tracks where consciousness comes from

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within the brains of mice, and to the doorstep of the Dalai Lama. Now the president and chief scientific … Continue reading

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Data harvested from bits of living human brains

Zapping brain cells from living human tissue? It sounds like a creepy Halloween tale, but for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, it’s a clever way to understand more fully how the brain works — and potentially bring healing to future … Continue reading

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AI2’s search engine gets a biomedical boost

As senior product manager at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, or AI2, Hagman played a key role in figuring out how to incorporate documents from PubMed and other biomedical databases in the academic search tool. She drew upon her personal … Continue reading

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