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The Neural Micro-circuitry of the Brain & Exceeding the Limits of Human Biological Intelligence

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Suppose you could determine the basic structure of the human brains neocortex.  Suppose you could understand the basic elements and  connections that make up that structure.  Suppose you could write equations that simulated those entities and connections.

Now suppose you you had the backing of IBM (Big Blue) and 10,000+ machines to run a simulation of the human brain.  What would you find out?

Watch this 15 minute TED presentation with Prof. Henry Markram of the Neural Microcircuity Laboratory and wonder at the trajectory of brain research.  Such research into the micro circuitry of the human brain may lead to the ultimate understanding of human perception (construction) of Reality, the origin of human consciousness, and perhaps signal an impending future when the capability of computers to simulate human intelligence in silicon may exceed the capability of human biological intelligence.

http://www.ted.com/talks/henry_markram_supercomputing_the_brain_s_secrets.html

The blue brain project – http://bluebrain.epfl.ch

Related –

The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today—the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.

http://www.singularity.com/

http://www.booktv.org/search.aspx?For=singularity

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Written by frrl

November 28, 2009 at 1:18 am

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