terça-feira, junho 14, 2005

The first serious attempt to build a computer model of the brain has just begun

Leiam este artigo da revista The Economist desta semana;

THE most complex object known to humanity is the human brain—and not only is it complex, but it is the seat of one of the few natural phenomena that science has no purchase on at all, namely consciousness. To try to replicate something that is so poorly understood may therefore seem like hubris. But you have to start somewhere, and IBM and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland, propose to start by replicating “in silico”, as the jargon has it, one of the brain's building blocks. (...)

Continue a ler aqui.