There are so many vast secrets that we humans work tirelessly, desperately to unlock. We want to know the secrets of the universe. There are a multitude of ancient histories and mysteries we want to uncover as well, but the biggest challenge indeed might be understanding the true, inner workings encased inside your cranium.
Creating and harnessing artificial intelligence has been a goal for as long as most of us can remember, and there are numerous agendas behind that, but as Andrew Maynard pointed out in a thesis paper published by Nature Nanotechnology this month, projects such as the Obama Administration’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology (BRAIN) and the European Union’s Human Brain Project are geared toward replicating the brain in hopes to study and understand disorders and diseases which affect the brain, as well as progressing in the mechanics of neurotechnology and creating brain-like architectures. He further explored these ideas in an article published on Slate, where he brought his concepts into more everyday terminology.
While you may often wish your brain worked like a computer, scientists would like to make computers that can work like the brain — and that’s a hard act to top. The true form of artificial intelligence may become a reality when the two converge. And the convergence of a number of other factors, according to Andrew Maynard, will help forge this along with 3D printing technology at the top of the list, coupled with nanotechnology and the aid of complex processors. … (Read more)