Dr. Jess Riedel, Senior Research Scientist (Physics), NTT Research

Open Philanthropy reached out to Dr. Jess Riedel of NTT Research as part of its investigation of what we can learn from the brain about the computational power (“compute”) sufficient to match human-level task performance. The discussions focused on the application of Landauer’s principle to the brain.

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Dr. Paul Christiano, Researcher, OpenAI

Open Philanthropy reached out to Dr. Paul Christiano of OpenAI as part of its investigation of what we can learn from the brain about the computational power (“compute”) sufficient to match human-level task performance. The discussions focused on compute estimates based on communication in the brain, and on the applicability of Landauer’s principle to the brain’s information-processing.

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Professor David Wolpert, Resident Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute

Open Philanthropy spoke with Prof. David Wolpert as part of its investigation of what we can learn from the brain about the computational power (“compute”) sufficient to match human-level task performance. The conversation focused on the applicability of Landauer’s principle to the brain’s computation.

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Professor Jared Kaplan, Professor of Physics, Johns Hopkins University

Open Philanthropy spoke with Prof. Jared Kaplan of Johns Hopkins University as part of its investigation of what we can learn from the brain about the computational power (“compute”) sufficient to match human-level task performance. The conversation focused on the application of Landauer’s principle to the brain.

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Professor Stephen Baccus, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Open Philanthropy spoke with Prof. Stephen Baccus of Stanford University as part of its investigation of what we can learn from the brain about the computational power (“compute”) sufficient to match human-level task performance. The conversation focused on the compute necessary to replicate the information-processing performed in the retina.

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