[FoRK] Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap

Eugen Leitl 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.
> http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/Reports/2008-3.pdf

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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