TEDx Fulbright: Max Versace of Neurala Talks About The Future of Robotics

By Massimiliano Versace | April 6, 2014

If an alien watched all the videos on YouTube, he would think that the world was full of robots. But, it's not. Why not? What will it take to get robots out of YouTube and into the real world?

About Massimiliano Versace

Massimiliano Versace is co-founder and CEO of Neurala Inc. and founding Director of the Boston University Neuromorphics Lab. He is a pioneer in researching and bringing to market large scale, deep learning neural models that allow robots to interact and learn real-time in complex environments. He has authored approximately forty among journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, holds several patents, and has been an invited speaker at dozens of academic and business meetings, research and national labs, and companies, including NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force Research Labs, Hewlett-Packard, iRobot, Qualcomm, Ericsson, BAE Systems, Mitsubishi, and Accenture, among others. His work has been featured in over thirty articles, news programs, and documentaries, including IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, Geek Magazine, CNN, MSNBC and others. Massimiliano is a Fulbright scholar and holds two Ph.Ds: Experimental Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy; Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, USA. He obtained his BS from University of Trieste, Italy.

4 Responses to TEDx Fulbright: Max Versace of Neurala Talks About The Future of Robotics

  1. Peter Newman says:

    Great talk, Max! “Special processors” are definitely the way forward provided they are really scalable. But I don’t believe the Qualcomm NPU chip or the IBM Neurosynaptic Core can scale beyond a few thousand nodes without needing off-chip interconnects that lose all the energy and mass efficiencies. At Artificial Learning, we believe we can get much closer to biological efficiency by putting up to 10,000,000 nodes in a single 7x7cm package.

  2. Ibad says:

    Great going! Leading the way to the future! 🙂 Congrats.

  3. Pete, thanks. I would love to hear more about what you are doing at Artificial Learning!…

  4. zeev says:

    interesting article on cortical circuit oscillation.

    oscillating circuit models——seem to be a major key to mimicking neural behavior…


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