The Human Brain Project

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Published on: January 30, 2013

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/billion-euro-supercomputer-to–simulate-entire-human-brain—120811728.html

“The HBP will build new platforms for “neuromorphic computing” and “neurorobotics”, allowing researchers to develop new computing systems and robots based on the architecture and circuitry of the brain,” EFPL scientists said in a statement this week.

 

The Swiss project likened the research to the Large Hadron’s Collider’s exploration of the subatomic world, describing the Human Brain project as a, “CERN for the brain.” 

Professor Bernd Stahl from Britain’s De Montfort University, said: “The Human Brain Project is truly pioneering, and the results will make important contributions to neuroscience.”

“However because this project is breaking new ground there is a need for members of the project to consider their responsibilities.” 

Announcing the funding decision, European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes said: “Europe’s position as a knowledge superpower depends on thinking the unthinkable and exploiting the best ideas.”

 

See the website of the project here…

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