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Best of 2014: Google's Secretive DeepMind Startup Unveils a "Neural Turing Machine"
In October, DeepMind unveiled a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine. The result is a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.
One of the great challenges of neuroscience is to understand the short-term working memory in the human brain. At the same time, computer scientists would dearly love to reproduce the same kind of memory in silico.