From: Vladimir Nesov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2008 - 18:54:27 MST
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 4:15 AM, Matt Mahoney <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- Bryan Bishop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday 06 March 2008, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> > > The recent simulation of a rat neocortical column by the IBM Blue
> > > Gene/L computer is claimed to accurately model real brain tissue.
> > > This seems almost too good to be true, but if it is, it would mean
> > > that simulation at the classical level is enough. It would also mean
> > > that simulating a human brain is only a decade or two away.
> > I would agree that it's almost too good to be true, since the simulation
> > was a basic neural net simulation that you can take right out of a text
> > book instead of anything specific to rats. So that's interesting. Hm.
> > Can you link me to a ref on the accuracy of the simulation?
> Here is a 1 hour talk on the project.
> There was some pretty extensive and novel research leading up to the
> simulation. They found hundreds of different types of neurons within a
> cortical column and studied the behavior of each type by growing cells on
How embarrassing it would be when after 20 years of research they make
their simulation do something micey, and then find a way to simplify
neurons and connectivity with preservation of behavior to something
absurdly simple, which was known to machine learning for decades but
was never *taught* to become intelligent?
-- Vladimir Nesov email@example.com
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