Biological connectomes as a representation for the Architecture of Artificial Neural Networks

  title={Biological connectomes as a representation for the Architecture of Artificial Neural Networks},
  author={Samuel Schmidgall and Catherine D. Schuman and Maryam Parsa},
Grand efforts in neuroscience are working toward mapping the connectomes of many new species, including the near completion of the Drosophila melanogaster. It is important to ask whether these models could benefit artificial intelligence. In this work we ask two fundamental questions: (1) where and when biological connectomes can provide use in machine learning, (2) which design principles are necessary for extracting a good representation of the connectome. Toward this end, we translate the… 



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