Re: Artificial Development

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Mon Sep 08 2003 - 14:00:15 MDT

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 02:26:02PM -0500, Brian Atkins wrote:
> Artificial Development is building CCortex?, a complete 20-billion
> neuron emulation of the Human Cortex and peripheral systems, on a
> cluster of 500 computers - the largest neural network created to
> date.

I wonder very much what they are trying to accomplish.

As far as I know, no map of the human brain down to individual
neuron connections and weightings exists, so they can't be trying to
mimic it in that sense.

If they're planning on training a neural network of that size to do
things similar to a human brain, they'll be waiting a very long


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