Suppose you want to build a computer that operates like the brain of a mammal.
How hard could it be?
After all, there are supercomputers that can decode the human genome, play chess and calculate prime numbers out to 13 million digits.
Illustration by: D. Modha, IBM
Scientists are studying complex wiring of the brain to build the computer of the future, one that combines the brainâ€™s abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition and its low power consumption and compact size.
Understanding the process behind these seemingly effortless feats of the human brain and creating a computational theory based on it remains one of the biggest challenges for computer scientists
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