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DailyDirt: Creating Virtual And Artificial Brains

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We're a long way away from creating an artificial intelligence from scratch that can perform general tasks. But plenty of researchers are learning some interesting things about AI while they build massively parallel computers or grow microbrains from little clumps of cells. Here are just a few projects where some synthetic brains are being hand-built by people. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 5:48pm

    Let's hope...

    That when they succeed in making these synthetic brains, that they're not Abby Normal brains...

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 6:00pm

    Re: Let's hope...

    A 'Young Frankenstein' reference is rare event around here. :P

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 7:58pm

    Victim Of The Brain

    Anyone interested in ruminations about brains, natural versus artificial, thinking and “soul”, might like to view this mix of fact and fiction from 1988, including discussions with Douglas Hofstadter, a bit of fantasy about Daniel Dennett, and a story by Stanislaw Lem: Victim Of The Brain.

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:29pm

    Re: Re: Let's hope...

    Perhaps not Young Frankenstein as a few Anonymous Cowards and at least one Average Joe seem poorly and repetitively programmed AI machines ;-)

     

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    Pixelation, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 10:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Let's hope...

    The dead giveaway is they are always craving agar.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 15th, 2011 @ 1:52am

    How about downloading things directly to the brain?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111212124603.htm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 15th, 2011 @ 1:58am

    Talking about downloading knowledge directly to the brain, how will a content owner deal with things that can't be erased yet from the brain.

    'Matrix'-Style Effortless Learning? Vision Scientists Demonstrate Innovative Learning Method

    Can people be sued for illegally downloading knowledge to their brains?

     

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