One of Outware Mobile’s Founders, Dr Gideon Kowadlo, together with Dr David Rawlinson, has recently had some research work on Artificial Intelligence published in a prestigious journal. Writing about Generating Adaptive Behaviour within a Memory-Prediction Framework, the research was published in PLoS ONE, and is available to read online here.
The Memory-Prediction Framework (MPF) has been widely applied to unsupervised learning problems, for both classification and prediction. However, so far there has been no attempt to incorporate MPF/HTM in reinforcement learning or other adaptive systems.
This research proposes some simple and biologically-plausible enhancements to the Memory-Prediction Framework. These cause it to explore and interact with an external world, while trying to maximize a continuous, time-varying reward function. Among other demonstrations, they show that a 2-node hierarchy can learn to successfully play “rocks, paper, scissors” against a predictable opponent.
As well as AI research and leading the Outware team building amazing apps, Gideon is also passionately pursuing his investigations into making the best tasting ‘affogato’ iced coffee known to man.