The Virtual Brain A Review on The Virtual Brain Project Simulation software is constantly giving us new opportunities to teach the world about all kinds of subjects. Any average student in college, or even high school, likely has used simulation software at one point or another (especially engineers). One unique team of innovators has taken […]
The OpenCog Foundation Open-source Software for Artificial General Intelligence What if there was a way to combine narrow AI systems to create Artificial General Intelligence? If the brain could be defined by a set amount of complex functions and algorithms, would we be able to create AGI once we write them all in code? These […]
Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions A review of the article by Christof Koch and Klaus Hepp At some point in your life you may find yourself pondering your individual relevance to the world around you. You may start to question whether your disposition was a result of bad decision making, or if fate simply […]
Comics for Curious People xkcd.com has been home to hilarious comics for years and is a hub for all things Randall Monroe. After obtaining a degree in physics, and working on robots for NASA, Randall has made quite a career for himself by writing books to entertain the scientifically inclined. He has published a few […]
The Neural Archives Foundation A Recognition to a Fellow Organization For those who’s interests have been captured by the exiting possibilities that the future of whole brain emulation has to offer, it may be no surprise that other organizations with related objectives have sprung to life in various places of the world. One such organization […]
The Preconscious Smart Home Keith Wiley Initiated 190601 “Computer, open a new email.” “To whom?” “My sister, with the subject line, ‘Plans for the weekend’.” “What should the email say?” “We’ll be heading to the Shakespeare festival on Saturday. Want to join us? We’ll probably also grab dinner afterwards.” “The email has been sent.” The […]
This episode features an interview with Dr. Keith Wiley, Communications Director at Carboncopies. The discussion focuses on Dr. Wiley’s book “A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading” which lists terms and thought experiments helpful for those interested in mind-uploading. His book can be purchased on Amazon using at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/Taxonomy-Metaphysics-Mind-Uploading-Keith-Wiley-ebook/dp/B00NJZHGM8
This episode brings us back to the Carboncopies Workshop series with a Panel Discussion on for-profit ventures that have invested heavily in neurotechnology. The debate focuses on the goals of these companies and the potential contributions that they could offer to Neuroscience.
An Introduction to Neuroprosthesis and BCIs by Rowan Whitney We have all heard of Sci-Fi flicks where people get chips implanted into their brains to augment their capabilities, which may seem far off by today’s standards. This trope of science fiction, however, is already presenting itself as a reality. These “brain chips”, or in more […]
Episode 6 of the Carboncopies Podcast features an interview with Dr. Randal Koene and Allen Sulzen as the first of the “Mind Uploading in Popular Culture” series. This conversation is Part I of II.