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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brain Simulation

The EU's human brain research simulation project.    Have seen a number of attempts to do this kind of thing.  None that have made significant progress that I can see in the sense of producing intelligent thought,  except in the most narrow of domains.  This example is another one that attempts to simulate biological brains:  "... The computing power needed to build the model is phenomenal. Simply to replicate one of the 10,000 neuron brain cells involved in the rat experiment took the processing capacity usually found in a single laptop. To simulate a fully functioning human brain, it would take billions.Hill says that such computational power -- known as exascale -- will be available by the end of the decade. The Human Brain Project's scientists are hoping to work with supercomputer developers to ensure future machines match their requirements.... " 

The EU Brain Project Site

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