‘Spooky’ similarity in how brains and computers see: Natural and artificial intelligence networks process 3D fragments of visual images in same way

ScienceDaily | Oct 23, 2020 at 7:02 PM
  • A new paper in Current Biology details how neurons in area V4, the first stage specific to the brain’s object vision pathway, represent 3D shape fragments, not just the 2D shapes used to study V4 for the last 40 years.
  • The Johns Hopkins researchers then identified nearly identical responses of artificial neurons.
  • Connor and his team applied the same tests of image responses to natural and artificial neurons and discovered remarkably similar response patterns in V4 and AlexNet layer 3.