[Link] Scientists to simulate human brain inside a supercomputer

post by Tuxedage · 2012-10-13T15:28:27.190Z · score: -4 (9 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

I saw this on Reddit, I thought I'd share it here.



Any thoughts?


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comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2012-10-13T15:49:26.420Z · score: 7 (9 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Scientists to simulate human brain inside a supercomputer"

The title of this post is denotationally insane (it's obvious that nobody is close to simulating a human brain yet, so the title must be a sensational misrepresentation).

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-10-13T18:56:40.366Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

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.

Good lord, what sort of neuron model are they running? There had got to be a way to optimize that.

comment by shminux · 2012-10-13T17:35:38.167Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Previously on Less Wrong.

comment by ewang · 2012-10-13T15:52:20.245Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Anyone looking for more information should search for the term "Blue Brain Project", as the project had (under that name) actually achieved something.