I reviewed an interesting video on ‘The Human Brain Project‘ after seeing this on the ‘What Have We Unlearned’ blog. With over 80 partners across Europe the Human Brain Project is an impressive drive to integrate diverse sources of data on the brain and generate an accurate simulation of the brain. A number of collaborators in the project feature in the video including Professor Henry Markram gives an overview of how this project will give researchers a different perspective on the brain.
An important project goal is the construction of neuromorphic computers which ‘think’ about problems with a human like intelligence. The collaborators suggest that this project will have significant benefits for treatment of disease conditions affecting the human brain. There are many ways in which this can occur – from artificial intelligence applications through to hypothesis generation at a molecular level. This is a visionary project which promises many insights and it will be interesting to see how this develops.
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