RE: [Fwd: [>Htech] Artificial Development to Build World's Biggest Spiking Neural Network]

From: Ramez Naam (
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 01:32:12 MDT

I saw the same talk as Ben, and his post pretty much sums it up. The
current model of the brain this group has is rather simplistic, to say
the least. On the other hand, the architecture of their system seems
to allow fairly rapid additions to the model.

From: Ben Goertzel []
> I just saw a talk by one of the leaders of this enterprise,
> at the Accelerating Change 2003 conference.
> It's an interesting effort, but they seem to have no
> particular insight into the operation of the human brain ...
> It seems very likely that their initial efforts will not lead
> to anything very interesting. But, afterwards, if they ally
> themselves with some folks with more insight into the
> neuroscience side of brain modeling, they might come up with
> something interesting/useful, who knows.

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