• Question: Has the human body ever interested you as a scientist

    Asked by james420 to Yee Whye on 16 Nov 2019.
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      Yee Whye Teh answered on 16 Nov 2019:

      I think the human body (and biology in general) is amazing, and AI researchers are taking a lot of inspiration from biology. For example much of AI is about trying to understand and replicate human intelligence. In machine learning, neural networks are inspired by networks of neurons in the brain. Some researchers take inspiration from evolution to develop genetic algorithms to optimise systems.