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$1.6B Human Brain Project under fire

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

More than 190 neuroscience researchers have condemned the project as a waste of money.


The 10-year endeavor, which has been running for nine months, aims to reproduce the functionality of the human brain using an array of supercomputers to learn more about how our minds work and to aid in the development and testing of drug treatments.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

translation 190 neuroscience researchers are mad that they are not the ones who got the funding :innocent:

But personally the project seems kind of useless to me too. I dont think we know enough about the brain to make a computer replica in the first place

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

Here here

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

How the mind works?
Would this supercomputer be basing this on a select few, because the mind can be altered by so many different things, be it - drugs, alcohol, memories, experiences, influences, money, families, films, friends, religion, etc etc etc etc etc.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

I bet they blow through that $1.6 billion pretty fast with minimal gains.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 07 July 2014 - 07:50 PM, said:

I bet they blow through that $1.6 billion pretty fast with minimal gains.
dont think their supposed to have any gain from reserch funding until the reserch is complete.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:12 AM

The EEC is very efficient in wasting vast sums of money....

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:08 AM

I think Obama made this happen, what a waste of money

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:26 AM

Hey its better than wasting 1.6Billion dollars funding wars...........

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Reminds me of that gag...

The worlds first super computer built by the leading nations at a cost of billions
said to be more intelligent than a thousand human brains.

On completion the scientists put their names in a lottery to pick the one who would
ask the first question.
A Japanese scientist won the lottery and typed in his first question.."Is there a God?"
The computer burst into life,and after a pause of a few seconds a message appeared
on the screen.


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