The Human Brain Project

30 Jan

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Professor Henry Markram, head of the Human Brain Project initiative, talks robots, reality and the need to build “a CERN for the brain” in the interview below.

As the winner of the European Union’s “Future & Emerging Technology Flagship” scheme, Markram’s Human Brain Project will receive 1 billion Euros in funding.

We had the chance to attend Markram’s visually-spectacular plenary talk “Simulation Based Brain Research: The Next Evolution In Neuroscience” at the FENS Forum of Neuroscience last July (2012), which you can see some footage of here.

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One Response to “The Human Brain Project”

  1. M January 31, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    As compelling as the project may superficially sound, it sounds conceptually (and as a consequence methodologically) flawed.

    http://www.nature.com/news/computer-modelling-brain-in-a-box-1.10066

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