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Monday, February 09, 2009

Cognitive Computing Project

Cognitive Computing project, seeking to reverse engineer the mind. Quite an ambitious project. See also IBM researcher Dharmendra Mondha's cognitive computing blog. I had thought we did not know all the details to do the engineering required, but they say: " ... "The idea is to do software simulations and build hardware chips that would be based on what we know about how the brain and how neural circuits work," says Christopher Kello, an associate professor at the University of California-Merced who's involved in the project.... ' . Even if we had a brain equivalent, we would need to teach it. Assuming we also knew the 'boot' program that would fill it with knowledge. Would the resulting system be alive?

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