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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blue Brain Project: Artificial Human Brain Possible in 10 Years

Johathan Fildes writes:

A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built within the next 10 years, a leading scientist has claimed.

Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, has already simulated elements of a rat brain.

He told the TED Global conference in Oxford that a synthetic human brain would be of particular use finding treatments for mental illnesses.

Around two billion people are thought to suffer some kind of brain impairment, he said.

"It is not impossible to build a human brain and we can do it in 10 years," he said.

link: BBC NEWS | Technology | Artificial brain '10 years away'


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