Archive for March, 2010

10 year film documentary chronicles the Blue Brain Project

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Filmmaker Noah Hutton is making a 10-year documentary of the Blue Brain Project (see Reverse-engineer the brain to build it). Watch the introduction of the project in which Henry Markram aims to reverse engineer an entire human brain, neuron for neuron (vimeo.com).

Where is intelligence located in the brain?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

It seems, it is not a specific region (or regions) of the brain but more how efficiently wired specific brain areas make up what is called “general intelligence”. Read more on how the connections between very specific areas of the brain that determine intelligence and even how well someone does in life (businessweek.com).

Ghost in the shell

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Watch Hod Lipson talk about “Adaptive and Self-Reflective Systems”. Hod Lipson demonstrates several experiments in self reflecting robotic systems and argues that reflective processes are essential in achieving meta-cognitive capacities.

While we are wondering if machines can think about themselves, why not watch Michael Anissimov who tells us not to fear the Singularity – and why not.

(via vimeo.com)

Interview with Peter Norvig

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Peter Norvig, Director of Google Research answers our top ten questions (reddit.com/youtube.com), like if Google is working on Strong AI. The video is 30min long. You can also follow and be part of the post-interview discussion here.