Scientists Create Artificial Brain With 2.3 Million Simulated Neurons
Scientists Create Artificial Brain With 2.3 Million Simulated Neurons Another computer is setting its wits to perform human tasks. But this computer is different. Instead of the tour de force processing of Deep Blue or Watson’s four terabytes of facts of questionable utility, Spaun attempts to play by the same rules as the human brain to figure things out. Instead of the logical elegance of a CPU, Spaun’s computations are performed by 2.3 million simulated neurons configured in networks that resemble some of the brain’s own networks. It was given a series of tasks and performed pretty well, taking a significant step toward the creation of a simulated brain. Spaunstands for Semantic Pointer Architecture: Unified Network. Will AI brains of the future look more like Watson or Spaun? And its performance was similar to that of a human brain. The important thing here is not how well Spaun performed on the tasks – your average computer could find ways to perform much better than Spaun.
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