[FoRK] Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap
eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jun 22 04:55:37 PDT 2010
On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 06:37:00AM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
> Excellent overview by Bostrom. Should be required reading for further
> discussion of the related topics, for folks who haven't already and /
> or are not close to the subject matter.
There's a recent followup on that workshop, though there's nothing
officially communicable at the moment.
It will be a while before this field gets its own Paul Allen. Meanwhile,
there's steady progress.
> I quibble with a few of the estimates etc., but think this is a fairly
> conservative and useful overview. One example quibble: if you can
> get away with only simulating certain structures at high fidelity,
> such as the neocortex, and merely provide functional analogues of
> others, the picture changes somewhat. And there is a big difference
> depending on the resolution of the simulation of the relevant parts.
> If you can abstract certain things like electrochemical potentials and
> gradients, you get there cheaper and faster than if you have to
> simulate down to the molecular level, dynamics and all.
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