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August 29, 2009

The Blue Brain Project and Creation of an Artificial Brain

Henry Markram, a professor at Switzerland's Eucole Polytechnique Federale de Luasanne and director of the Blue Brain Project, recently stated that scientists are within 10 years of creating a fully-functioning artificial brain. Speaking at the TED Global Conference in Oxford, Dr. Markram said the Blue Brain Project has already simulated elements of a rat brain. Why is the team attempting to create an artificial brain? Dr. Markram pointed out the value of the research for treating mental illness and other types of brain impairment. The Blue Brain Project team was formed in 2005 with the aim of reverse engineering the mammalian brain from lab data.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at August 29, 2009 1:34 AM
category: Artificial Invention

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