Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 17:14 UTC, submitted by orfanum
Geek stuff, sci-fi... A detailed simulation of a small region of a brain built molecule by molecule has been constructed and has recreated experimental results from real brains. The "Blue Brain" has been put in a virtual body, and observing it gives the first indications of the molecular and neural basis of thought and memory. Scaling the simulation to the human brain is only a matter of money, says the project's head. The work was presented at the European Future Technologies meeting in Prague.
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RE: Comment by werfu
by superstoned on Sat 25th Apr 2009 06:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by werfu"
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I once heard an interesting argument about intelligent AI's and evil:
Intelligence is understanding things. Which means empathy. If you're smarter, you're more empathic. A real AI will thus be very empathic and have a higher moral standard than we humans.

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