So this is how it starts? European Researchers To Simulate The Human Brain

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Posted February 19, 2013 by Johnny2x in Science
Human Brain Project The Human Brain Project has ten years to build the brain with supercomputers. courtesy Human Brain Project

Human Brain Project The Human Brain Project has ten years to build the brain with supercomputers. courtesy Human Brain Project

What if they succeed? Would this human brain be aware? Will it know that it is just a simulation?

Do we know we are simulations?

The robots will start the take over as soon as we make them smart enough to realize they can. Is this the beginning?

A team of European researchers have won a 1.3 billion dollar grant for a project to create a simulated, working human brain.

Markram is head of the Switzerland-based Human Brain Project, which won $1.3 billion last month to build the human brain in a silicon substrate

Popsci.com:

The Human Brain Project is a collaboration between some 80 research institutions in Europe. The team will use supercomputers to investigate how and which genes are expressed by neurons. One big challenge will be figuring out how to differentiate between various types of neurons. Another problem is that the computing power Markram needs doesn’t exist yet, but the team will start working on a model to unify brain research efforts in the meantime.

Henry Markram’s “Blue Brain” rat brain project is Mickey Mouse business compared to the new project, because Blue Brain models just roughly one million neurons.

The goal is to build computers that can learn new tasks the way a human does, without software upgrades. Markram hopes that one day soon researchers can test new drugs and interventions on an accurate sim-brain for neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s. Here’s their video about the project:

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