Friday, 24 July 2009

Artificial Brain

Henry Markram, a scientist has claimed that a detailed and functional artificial brain could be built within the next ten years.

The brain which is being created from reverse engineering the mammalian brain from laboratory data will be used to find treatments for mental illnesses, as it’s said that as many as two billion people suffer from some kind of brain illness.

‘It’s not impossible to build a human brain and we can do it in 10 year’ Henry Markram said.

This project is going to require huge technical resources and medical and scientific expertise. To process the date from a single neuron, one laptop is needed, which means that thousands and thousand of laptops would be needed to map the functions of a brain.

Source BBC Technology

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