Build-a-brain project bags big bucks
January 24, 2013 |
I’m often frustrated that there’s only so much you can learn from an actual human brain, even with the best of scientific intentions. But what about an artificial brain?
Scientists from the Human Brain Project want to make a computer simulation of the brain that will help neuroscientists study brain disorders, and they’ve just been awarded funding.
I wonder… if this brain is programmed to respond to pain, can it suffer? At what point do we decide if it deserves some of the rights and protections we enjoy?
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