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Next Generation AI Will Be Based on the Mammal Brain, Says Cortica Exec

The current deep learning and general intelligence approaches to artificial intelligence are cumbersome and limited, says Cortica co-founder Karina Odinaev, speaking at a conference on innovation held by Calcalist at the Mondial de l'Automobile auto show in Paris

Omer Kabir | 11:08  07.10.2018
“The world is shifting to autonomous platforms at an accelerating pace,” said Tuesday Karina Odinaev, co-founder and chief operating officer of computer vision company Cortica Inc. to handle the enormous amount of data being generated by these platforms, such as autonomous cars, a very advanced artificial intelligence with great processing power is needed, she said.

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Odinaev spoke Tuesday at a conference on innovation held jointly by Calcalist and events firm Connecting Leaders Club at the Mondial de l'Automobile auto show in Paris.

Around 2012, the approach to AI shifted to deep learning, Odinaev explained, but such algorithms require much human intervention and supervision and lack transparency, and are also task-limited and thus have a glass ceiling. “Some scientists believe that the next step is artificial general intelligence,” she said, but when it comes to the best example—human intelligence—there is no such thing but rather multiple types of intelligence that combine together, like mathematical, interpersonal, and linguistic intelligence. Therefore, the next generation AI, according to Cortica, will be based on the biological principles of the mammal brain. 

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Founded in 2007, Tel Aviv-based Cortica develops image recognition technology designed for use in autonomous cars. The company raised $38 million to date according to Pitchbook data from investors including Horizon Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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