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Artificial brain

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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:03 PM
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Artificial brain


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A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built within the next 10 years, a leading scientist has claimed.

Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, has already simulated elements of a rat brain.

He told the TED Global conference in Oxford that a synthetic human brain would be of particular use finding treatments for mental illnesses.

Around two billion people are thought to suffer some kind of brain impairment, he said.

"It is not impossible to build a human brain and we can do it in 10 years," he said.

"And if we do succeed, we will send a hologram to TE
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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:03 PM
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Wow, now isn't that interesting? This could help scientists make breakthroughs into how the brain works and possibly help people with some kind of brain impairment.

About time we had some good news to balance out all the somewhat despairing threads that are on this site, even though everyone has a right to despair over the sad current state of affairs.

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posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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that's right, AI is a reality folks



posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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If they can make an artificial brain, does that mean they can make artificial consciousness?

This has some interesting consequences, to say the least.



posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:46 PM
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I think a scientist making bold claims in an attempt to fund his project for a further 10 years is a reality.

AI is one of the weakest fields of scientific endeavour we have. We have too little understanding of the human brain to back engineer it yet. And using our current progress in computers to try and achieve a physical representation of the brain seems really naive to me.

Props to him for trying, but the attempts so far I've seen at AI puts a newborn baby more intelligent by a few light years than the best AI program.



posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 10:17 PM
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Seriously though, if the brain was simple enough to be understood, we'd be to stupid to understand it.



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