Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Mission to build a simulated brain begins

New Scientist Breaking News - Mission to build a simulated brain begins
An effort to create the first computer simulation of the entire human brain, right down to the molecular level, was launched on Monday.
The “Blue Brain” project, a collaboration between IBM and a Swiss university team, will involve building a custom-made supercomputer based on IBM’s Blue Gene design.
The hope is that the virtual brain will help shed light on some aspects of human cognition, such as perception, memory and perhaps even consciousness.

Courtesy of the Schram-man. Now, mind you, I have no idea how this works, but it is still a very cool project. Of course, it is also the birth of Skynet and the end of humanity by superior machines. Bonus!


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