Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blue Brain Project

This is one of my favorite singularity projects: it's an attempt to simulate the human brain at a cellular level.  The human brain isn't incapable of understanding itself.  Perhaps 20 years ago citing numbers such as 100 billion neurons in the human brain made the complexity daunting and surreal.  Currently that number of neurons multiplied by 10 thousand synapses per neuron is a value at home in our world of terabyte (1000 billion) hard drives.  Intelligent machines will be real in our lives and probably within 15 to 20 years.

1 comment:

  1. The cortical simulator at IBM claims to have more neurons and synapses than the cat's brain: