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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!

 

Watch a video on Mind Uploading on YouTube by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever? feat. Cyberpunk 2077

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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

The brain connectome is a beautiful and tantalizing snowflake. But remember, understanding the brain lies not in mapping all the different snowflakes but unveiling the principles and algorithms that create the diversity of beautiful snowflakes.

.@RandalKoene & @KennethHayworth were on the Brain Inspired podcast to discuss "The Road to Mind Uploading"

Our society is a bad place right now- we have fully validated technology for long term whole brain preservation, but we aren't making it available!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjGvPrJvR8k

👏🤖 We’re taking a moment to appreciate the robot that helped our #electronmicroscopy team section a mm³ piece of brain tissue into ~27,000 ultra-thin slices — enabling efforts to create the most detailed examination of mammalian brain circuitry to date https://www.microns-explorer.org/cortical-mm3

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