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Promoting Research and Development for Whole Brain Emulation

At the Carboncopies Foundation, we believe that the possibilities and opportunities enabled by Whole Brain Emulation (WBE) represent the most promising technological path to overcoming our fundamental limitations as a species. 

To achieve WBE, essential advances are needed in neurobiology, neurophysiology, brain imaging, micro- and nanoscale technologies, computational neuroscience, computing hardware, and even the philosophy of mind. We provide peer networks and project opportunities to scientists working on challenges critical to whole brain emulation and recognize that there is a long road ahead of us.

To promote and accelerate WBE, our foundation:

  • Encourages scientific collaboration to create stepping-stone technologies.
  • Publishes reviews of scientific literature and technology developments.
  • Maintains R&D roadmaps to identify and address scientific and engineering challenges.
  • Increases general awareness of the human adaptability gap and the possibility that neural prosthesis, WBE, and substrate-independent minds may offer solutions.
  • Hosting conferences and workshops, and provides informational material.

If you share our vision and want to get involved, then we encourage you to join our volunteer team!

 

New: Join us at our regular Journal Club!  Watch @carboncopiesorg for scheduling announcements. There are two ways to join:
#1 - watch and comment on the livestream at http://livestream.carboncopies.org

#2 - participate by calling in at http://call.carboncopies.org

 

FEATURED PAPERS

Challenges for Brain Emulation: Why is Building a Brain so Difficult?
Toward tractable AGI: Challenges for System Identification in Neural Circuitry

Interesting review paper from @anilkseth on the science of #consciousness: https://buff.ly/2rB8Nws

Comment and let us know what you think!

Imagine a computer creating images of your thoughts? The technology is based on a novel #brain computer interface (#BCI). Researchers at the University of Helsinki (@helsinkiuni) have developed a technique via @ScienceDaily: https://bit.ly/2FTUb63

Combining EEG brain function data, brain-computer interface technology, and artificial intelligence, researchers have created a system that can generate an image of what a person is thinking.

#AI #neuroscience #science #deeplearning

https://neurosciencenews.com/thought-image-ai-17058/

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