BotX blog covers articles about exciting topics relevant to our research and vision of the project, including our latest advancements, user tutorials, and public announcements.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

We come into contact with vast amounts of data, every object around, sounds, notifications on smartphones, everything that enters our visual field. Processing everything equally would be exhausting. Selection mechanisms help us choose what requires our focus and what can be run in the background.

Behind Hallucinations

| by Alexandra Vilceanu

Caught up in the fascination of observing hallucinations, we may forget, that they are no more than results of some intricate processes taking place in the brain. There must be a reason and a way in which they appear, an underlying mechanism, even if we haven’t quite figured it out yet.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

we can no longer view hallucinations as just a symptom of mental illness or specific drugs. They represent a not-so-rare process that may well occur in an otherwise healthy individual under certain circumstances. Unraveling the elusive mechanism underlying this ill-perceived symptom is a major task for current neuropsychiatry.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

Glutamate is coined as the primary excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. If we were to sum up Glutamate and GABA, it would be fair to say that they serve as some form of balance. Equilibrium is key. Too much or too little of any of them is detrimental, which is why complicated regulation systems are required to keep them in check.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

GABA is the primary neurotransmitter employed by inhibitory neurons, both in the spinal cord and the brain. All in all, it is safe to say that an apparently straightforward matter, such as the supposedly well-known role GABA plays in the brain, becomes infinitely more intricate once we dissect it carefully enough.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

The ability to let go of information is, in many respects, as worthy as the ability to store it in the first place. Although it may not receive as much praise as memory, forgetting is an impressive process in itself, often necessary for our brains to function in a way we deem normal. Forgetting should not be viewed as a deficit, but rather as an ability.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

Every passing moment, this one included, is nothing more than a fleeting instance of reality. We stitch together this moment with the one before it and the one before that until we create an experience. Memory does not occupy a specific location or set of neurons, but rather a specific neural circuit.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

We can agree as much today as ever that our outstanding problem-solving capacities are highly dependent on our ability to remember previous knowledge. The precise nature of memory, however, has been highly debated over the centuries. Where do we store our memories? What is it that makes us remember?


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

We take pride in our complex language, in the nuances and subtleties it can convey, as well as in its perpetual evolution. In many ways, we use it as a measure of intelligence. One of the most complex and essential functions of modern humans, language, stays in many respects elusive to our understanding.

Tutorial: Deep Learning + DCS

| by Ivan Sivak

Let's say you have data. It can be anything. Let's say you would like to use the power of AI and predict certain information about the new records coming to this database. Let's say you want to do it in 5 minutes from scratch, and you have zero programming skills. Sounds like a dream? Not for BotX.

The Reward System

| by Alexandra Vilceanu

Regardless of whether we are aware of it or not, each and every one of the motor programs designed within our prefrontal cortex is based on some form of intrinsic reasoning. A significant amount of contemporary neuroscientific work focuses on defining and understanding the circuitry that underlies reward, and how this manages to shape us.


| by Alexandra Vilceanu

Have we found the magical switch that solves, at least at a biochemical level, our existential quest for well-being? As we refine our understanding of serotoninergic systems and their ramifications, we come to realize that serotonin's action is in no way straightforward. A simplistic understanding of serotonin as a neurotransmitter may often prove ignorant.

Cognitive Diagram: Description

| by Ivan Sivak

Chances are you heard of the terms such as AI, machine learning, automation, etc. Indeed, automation is a big thing. Who wouldn't want to automate any of the existing processes or activities and to make them run faster, more efficiently, on a much larger scale, and often more precisely?

Split-brain: multitudes within us

| by Alexandra Vilceanu

One can often find pieces of profound understanding of human nature in the depths of common idioms. “I’m not feeling like myself today.” What does this mean? We are masters of numerous subprograms that run simultaneously to achieve different goals. This is why we are put in a position to constantly make decisions.

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