Fred Bartels (el 17/02/13 a las 4:35 pm)
This TED talks by Henry Markram is fascinating on a number of levels. At
about 4:30 there is an animation of the rapid evolution of the biological
neocortex. What if MOOCs are a manifestation of a similar explosive
development of the social neocortex?
Koen De Paus (el 19/05/13 a las 3:28 pm)
*Building a Supercomputer Replica of the Human Brain*
Henry Markram’s 2009 TEDGlobal talk was a mind-bender. He took the stage of
the Oxford Playhouse, clad in the requisite dress shirt and blue jeans, and
announced a plan that—if it panned out—would deliver a fully sentient
hologram within a decade. He dedicated himself to wiping out all mental
disorders and creating a self-aware artificial intelligence. And the South
African–born neuroscientist pronounced that he would accomplish all this
through an insanely ambitious attempt to build a complete model of a human
brain—from synapses to hemispheres—and simulate it on a supercomputer.
Markram was proposing a project that has bedeviled AI researchers for
decades, that most had presumed was impossible. He wanted to build a
working mind from the ground up.
In the four years since Markram’s speech, he hasn’t backed off a nanometer.
Find out more in this rare in depth article from Wired;
You can check out Markram's 2009 TED talk below or, a longer docu on the
same subject; http://goo.gl/Qbo8R - via +Mark Bruce
#ScienceSunday | +ScienceSunday
Amit Dutt (el 01/06/13 a las 10:58 am)
The Next World changing project !
Nathan Knight (el 30/08/11 a las 10:50 pm)
I've started to realize that many of the videos I've watched online were
too much to grasp entirely on the first watch. So, in watching them a
second time, I'm just as awestruck, in many cases.
Rich Pollett (el 04/03/12 a las 4:26 pm)
*Scientists to Build a Virtual Brain* *Henry Markram*
A team of Swiss researchers believe they can build a virtual human brain
using advances made by neuroscience over the last decade, from modelling
the structures of ion channels to the mechanisms of conscious
decision-making. "First the scientists must decide on the volume of brain
tissue to construct, and, second, they must distribute mathematical models
of neurons throughout this volume in a manner consistent with experimental
data from real human brains." The project is currently awaiting $1.3
billion from a European science fund.
The plan is controversial, some scientists do not think the plan will work.
Others believe that dealing with a virtual brain will prove just as complex
and mysterious as working with a real one. Still, the Swiss team envisions
a computer that will learn and gradually develop more complex cognitive
abilities just like a human brain. If the project gets the go-ahead,
researchers have promised to publish the code used to program the brain,
meaning limitless experiments could be run on the software, testing virtual
drugs against the debilitating diseases that affect the mind.
Article Live Science: http://goo.gl/5F1ua
Below from a TEDTalk from 2009 Henry Markram speaks to the basics of the
plans for a supercomputer that models all the brain's 100,000,000,000,000
#ScienceSunday +Allison Sekuler and +Robby Bowles
Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C via +Chris
Gerardo Rodríguez Angarita (el 06/03/12 a las 4:19 am)
Frederic Emam-Zadé Gerardino (el 16/04/12 a las 4:25 am)
Lemana Bajraktarevic (el 04/03/12 a las 5:19 pm)
Uncovering the secrets of the brain...
Henry Markram: Supercomputing the brain's secrets
Oliver Thewalt (el 11/04/12 a las 9:14 am)
Alan Moore (el 06/08/13 a las 5:05 am)