Scientists in Canada create the first functioning, virtual brain

A neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo has built a virtual brain called Spaun.  (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network) They are calling it “the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain.

According to the journal Science, Spaun can recall lists and write them down, and it can even recognize numbers.  Spaun even passes some of the basic aspects of an IQ test.

This is really quite amazing and the researchers believe that “such brain simulations might one day be used to better understand and model neurological disorders and diseases and to improve “machine intelligence.”

Read more over at Canada.com

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