Hi Aldis (Dianne, Jim and Nancy at IBM),
Your email came just as I was heading to a Stanford talk with Jeff Dean, a Senior Fellow and head of engineering at Google, and who was talking about their Google Brain project in many ways re Artificial Intelligence and language. He showed the computational model of a neuron which Google Brain is iterating on (among many key AI foci for Google). Further developing computational neuronal modeling in a co-constituting relationship with actual neurons doesn't appear to be a main focus for Google yet - and yet this will make AI and machine learning remarkably robust and generative. And this co-constituting relationship however is where Virtual Reality could be the amazing bridge between computational neurons and biological neurons and especially re room-size classrooms (and WUaS is Google-verified for Google Classroom, but also, as I understand it, China blocks Google). Jeff Dean's research is fascinating re Google's relatively open, excellent, free, best-value ecosystem (e.g. TensorFlow, Google group video Hangouts (... and potentially in ...), Street View/Maps/Earth, Google Translate in 180 languages, Social Media, Youtube, Google Cardboard, Android ... and all their AI/machine learning/machine translation work beyond Brain - and they're using data from Wikidata/Wikipedia a lot!) and with their licensing. Because of Google's relative openness licensing-wise, and the possibility for CC WUaS to build upon this and with CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and with WUaS's plans to be in all 7,943 languages+ in Virtual Reality especially (for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-
graphy in Google Street View/OpenSim with time slider and for all languages - http://scott-macleod.blogspot. com/search/label/ethno-wiki- virtual-world-graphy), I'll introduce you to the very knowledgeable MIT Professor (and possibly a polymath) Ed Boyden - firstname.lastname@example.org - for one - e.g. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ brain-and-cognitive-sciences/ 9-123-neurotechnology-in- action-fall-2014/. CC WUaS's brain research and courses will focus on http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ brain-and-cognitive-sciences/ - and are planned in all 7,943+ languages. Tan Le's email is email@example.com - https://www.visualcv.com/ tanttle - and I'll introduce you to her as well. WUaS would like to head toward developing classrooms for online teaching hospital classrooms in all countries' main languages and in VR (e.g. something like Google Cardboard) as well as brain research in Google Street View/Ecosystem / OpenSim as our own project as we grow.
Interesting possible angles for focusing brainwave research with digital media:
Moran Cerf: This scientist can hack your dreamshttp://www.ted.com/talks/moran_cerf_this_scientist_can_hack_your_dreams