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! The next one is at 11am US PDT / 6pm GMT on Sunday, June 7, 2020. 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

The paper presented at the next JC is: "The Stream of Consciousness and Personal Identity" by Keith Wiley.



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

Read the first part of Technology Networks three-part interview with Blue Brain Founder and Director - Prof. Henry Markram.
The Markram Interviews Part One: An Introduction to Simulation Neuroscience https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/articles/the-markram-interviews-part-one-an-introduction-to-simulation-neuroscience-337350#.Xw232K0CQG0.twitter

2 PhD positions are open at the @HBPSysCogNeuro and @SILS_UvA linked to @HumanBrainProj. If you are interested in doing a Computational Neuroscience PhD, please check if those are something for you: https://sils.uva.nl/shared/uva/en/vacancies/2020/06/20-353-phd-candidate-in-computational-neuroscience-nr.2-dynamic-modeling.html?origin=7WEf8BJJR6Slvlc8%2BhYwZQ and https://sils.uva.nl/shared/uva/en/vacancies/2020/06/20-352-phd-candidate-in-computational-neuroscience-nr.1-cognitive-modeling.html?origin=7WEf8BJJR6Slvlc8%2BhYwZQ

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