BIKAS K. CHAKRABARTI*
We describe briefly the recent advances in understanding
the distributed nature of computations in the (neural)
network structure of the brain. We discuss if such
artificial networks will be able to solve problems of
mathematics and natural sciences. The problem of
consciousness in such machines is addressed. Ancient
Indian ideas regarding mind-body relations and J. C.
Bose’s experimental observations regarding the highly
distributed computations in the plant body is discussed.
*saha Institute of
Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar,Kolkata