- Parham Aarabi developed new computer Fuzzy AI Algorithms from the University of Toronto.
- This algorithm allows us to store and recall information like our brains strategically.
Parham Aarabi from the University of Toronto developed a new computer algorithm that can store and recall information strategically, the same as our brains.
Edward S. Rogers, Associate Professor from the Sr Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has created an experimental tool that leverages the new algorithm to aid people with memory loss.
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Aarabi said that people need to change how they think about AI as more robots than humans. In earlier days, computers relied on their users to tell them exactly what information to store. But, now, there has been a move toward “fuzzier” approaches with the increase in AI techniques like deep learning and neural nets.
Unlike previous years, Now we want our computers to make approximate conclusions and predict percentages. Aarabi has extended the Fuzzy AI Algorithms approach to store and retrieve information by copying various properties that assist humans in determining what to remember and what to forget.
As per studies, it was shown that we tend to prioritize more recent events over less recent ones. We also emphasize memories that are essential to us, and compress long narratives to their essentials. The capacity to overlook specific information could supercharge current models of machine learning. Aarabi and his team have set up a tool by using a simple email-based interface. It reminds participants of vital information based on algorithmic priority and a relevant index of keywords.
Aarabi said, “Ultimately, it’s geared to people with memory loss. It aids them remember things in a way that is very human, very soft, without overwhelming them. Most task management aids are too complicated and not helpful in these circumstances.”
The demo is free and available for anyone to play with. You may send an email to [email protected] for instructions. Aarabi also mentioned that he has been using it himself. The goal is to put the demo in people’s hands, whether dealing with significant memory degradation or just everyday pressures, and see what feedback we get. The following steps would be to build partnerships in health care to test more comprehensively.
Aarabi says that this Fuzzy AI Algorithms is just a beginning. Biologically inspired memory may take AI a step closer to human-level capabilities very well.
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