The Carboncopies Foundation


At Carboncopies, 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



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

An implantable, wireless brain-computer interface device can help improve the functional independence of those living with paralysis, a new study reports.

#neurotech #neuroscience #neurology #science


A new wireless intracortical brain-computer interface neuroprosthesis is capable of gathering and transmitting accurate neural signals, using a tenth of the power required by current wire-enabled systems. #neuroscience #science #neurotech

DATE CHANGE: Mark your calendars!! We are scheduled to have our next #workshop event on September 20th.

Title: Updating the Roadmap to Whole Brain Emulation Part 5: SCALE SEPARATION What is the necessary level of emulation detail?

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