In 1989, Teslon was invited to MIT to attend a "lecture for outstanding scholars" to share his pioneering research methods in the field of artificial intelligence based on neural networks. The lecture attracted almost 100 people, including senior teachers, junior teachers and students, including Michael Detuzos, director of MIT Computer Science Laboratory.
At lunch, Detuzos told Teslon, "The speaker of the distinguished scholar lecture needs to discuss his lecture topic with the teachers and students in five minutes." Teslon was arranged in front of the main course of the buffet, standing in the center of a three-story circle composed of scientists.
Teslon realized that he needed to spend five minutes persuading those who were disgusted with his work. He began to improvise, taking flies as an example, introducing the concepts of neurons and energy consumption. He pointed out that although the fly has only 100,000 neurons, weighs only 1 mg and consumes 1 milliwatt of energy, it can see, fly, locate itself and feed, and even replicate itself through reproduction.
Then Tesla turned to supercomputers and mentioned that it needed 100 million dollars of investment, megawatt energy supply and a lot of manpower to meet its needs for programs. Although supercomputers can communicate with other computers, they can’t see, fly, mate or copy themselves.
Teslon used this to start thinking: "Can you see any problems in this scene description?" This short speech made people have a deeper understanding and thinking about neural network and artificial intelligence.
Thirty years ago, they got together to discuss neural network and artificial intelligence for five minutes before eating and explore the possibility of the future. And what were you doing then?