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Originally posted by winterkill
Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain.
He is about to publish a book with instructions, which describes the grey matter’s architecture and how the different components interact.
I guess intelligent design has once again beat evolution, as I have watched evolution and noticed how few it has actually developed. LOL
Soon, virtual brains will be the norm. Will that give everyone there own A.I. or a new master?
A study by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston — led by neuroscientist and former McGill University postdoctoral fellow Mauro Costa-Mattioli with contributions from a couple of Canadians — found suppressing a molecule called PKR in the brains of mice improved the rodents' memory function and learning abilities
So Eliasmith’s team built Spaun, which was billed Thursday as “the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain.”
Spaun can recognize numbers, remember lists and write them down. It even passes some basic aspects of an IQ test, the team reports in the journal Science.
He says it hard to predict the future, but he expects to see an explosion in artificial intelligence and more “human-like” machines.
“A robot that is able to navigate through a city and deliver a package from one place to another,” he says. “I think that kind of thing will be within reach in the next 10 years.”
Canadian scientists create a functioning, virtual brain, which appears to beat evolution.,