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Presentation 2016-11-18 16:40
[Invited Talk] Toward the Whole Organism Computing
Yoshihiko Horio (Tohoku Univ.) MBE2016-51 NC2016-33
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Recently, there have been worldwide attempts to simulate the whole brain activities with software on a super computer, and to realize an elaborated brain-inspired computer hardware system. In particular, a micro-semiconductor fabrication of large-scale brain-like computing hardware has been fueled by accumulated knowledge about the brain network obtained through novel brain activity measurement technologies, and by low-power nano-scale semiconductor integrated circuit technologies. However, these brain-inspired architectures, which try to approach the brain in performance using a non von Neumann architecture, are not fully established yet lacking a) brain-like information representation (coding) and integrated processing/memory/learning, b) complex dynamics including diversity and integration of information, c) the embodiment (a sense of body), and a mutual interaction with environment, d) emotion, feeling, and consciousness, and e) a fast global control of the system state. On the other hand, the brain science is revealing the secret of high-level processing in the brain such as conscious and sub-conscious processes. In this talk, I will introduce a “Whole Organism Computing” paradigm, which exploits bodily constrains and use the homeostasis as so called referenced self, in order to make novel brain-inspired computational hardware. In this paradigm, an automatic, but fast and high-performance sub-conscious process is especially important. Therefore, I also introduce a conscious/sub-conscious hybrid computing hardware system, in which a serial conscious process (algorithm) and highly-parallel sub-conscious processes (high-dimensional complex dynamics) mutually support each other to improve its computational performance such as speed, quality and robustness.
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(in English) Brain-inspired computing / Conscious and sub-conscious processes / Self / Embodiment / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 116, no. 313, NC2016-33, pp. 7-7, Nov. 2016.
Paper # NC2016-33 
Date of Issue 2016-11-11 (MBE, NC) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee MBE NC  
Conference Date 2016-11-18 - 2016-11-19 
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Place (in English) Tohoku University 
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Conference Code 2016-11-MBE-NC 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Toward the Whole Organism Computing 
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Keyword(1) Brain-inspired computing  
Keyword(2) Conscious and sub-conscious processes  
Keyword(3) Self  
Keyword(4) Embodiment  
1st Author's Name Yoshihiko Horio  
1st Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
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Date Time 2016-11-18 16:40:00 
Presentation Time 60 minutes 
Registration for NC 
Paper # MBE2016-51, NC2016-33 
Volume (vol) vol.116 
Number (no) no.312(MBE), no.313(NC) 
Page p.19(MBE), p.7(NC) 
Date of Issue 2016-11-11 (MBE, NC) 

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