The brain is the most complex device in the known universe. With 100 billion neurons connected by a quadrillion synapses, it’s like the world’s most powerful supercomputer on steroids. To top it all off, it runs on only 20 watts of power… about as much as the light in your refrigerator.
Japanese project marries brain research and robotics for big-time implications.
Computational neuroscientists at the University of Waterloo construct a rather human-like visual recognition system.
Researchers have replicated the language processing end of a mental illness using neural network simulations.
Supercomputing contributes to better understanding of brain’s vision center.
Artifical intelligence expert and author Ray Kurzweil defines the point of “singularity” as the moment when computers surpass human intelligence, and posits that supercomputers networked via a cloud architecture will be able to simulate the human brain.
Bigger brains on the way.