Towards an integration of deep learning and neuroscience

Integration of Deep Learning and Neuroscience  by @AdamMarblestone @KordingLab & @DeepMindAI

  • We suggest directions by which neuroscience could seek to refine and test these hypotheses.
  • Two recent developments have emerged within machine learning that create an opportunity to connect these seemingly divergent perspectives.
  • We hypothesize that (1) the brain optimizes cost functions, (2) these cost functions are diverse and differ across brain locations and over development, and (3) optimization operates within a pre-structured architecture matched to the computational problems posed by behavior.
  • Cost functions and training procedures have become more complex and are varied across layers and over time.
  • In machine learning artificial neural networks tend to eschew precisely designed codes, dynamics or circuits in favor of brute force optimization of a cost function, often using simple and relatively uniform initial architectures.

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Towards an integration of deep learning and neuroscience