Professor Howard’s passion for science and technology began during his childhood. He pursued his interests in his studies and in 2000 while a graduate member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Oxford, he proposed the Theory of Intention Awareness (IA). In 2002, he received a second doctoral degree in cognitive informatics and mathematics from the prestigious La Sorbonne in France. In 2007 he was awarded the habilitation a diriger des recherches (HDR) for his leading work on the Physics of Cognition (PoC) and its applications to complex medical, economical, and security equilibriums.
In 2014 he received his doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oxford for his work on neurodegenerative diseases, specifically his “Brain Code” Theorem. His work has made a significant impact on the design of command and control systems as well as information exchange systems used at tactical, operational and strategic levels. As the creator of IA, Dr. Howard was able to develop operational systems for military and law enforcement projects. These utilize an intent-centric approach to inform decision-making and ensure secure information sharing.
Advanced theories concerning memories and how they can be latent in the synaptic connections of a recurrent neural network.
Exchange of Information
Advancement of the “Brain Code” that represents the exchange of information in the brain.
In collaboration with the MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, research has been studying the molecular mechanism that governs the formation of fears stemming from traumatic events such as in PTSD.
MIT’s Mind Machine Project’s approach is different from the conventional Artificial Intelligence track in a number of significant ways. Instead of trying to construct Artificial Intelligence, it strives for Artificial Consciousness, by describing and characterizing self-awareness.