posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by alexandrelois
They aren't being particularly successful, if so.
There are still no generally intelligent computers or algorithms. There are some projects like Blue Brain - they are aiming to simulate cortical
minicolumns (the functional unit of the neocortex), but haven't really produced any impressive results, to my eye.
Often computer scientists try to brag that their neural net model now has similar capacity to the neocortex. But the models of neural connectivity
tend to be highly simplistic. They are neither biologically or algorithmically realistic.
Most models of neural connectivity are at a primitive stage. There is no overarching theory of brain function, thus there are no simulators.