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Making a brain in silicon: Kwabena Boahen on TED.com

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Stanford researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain’s supercomputing powers in silicon — because the messy, redundant processes inside our heads actually make for a small, light, superfast computer. (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 16:21.)

Watch Kwabena Boahen’s 2007 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances.

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Comments (1)

  • Mark Effinger commented on Aug 4 2008

    What an inspiring bunch of cerebral exercises.

    Who would have thought that individual electrons act unpredictably, while those same electrons in batches are highly predictable?

    Fascinating, and way cool. I think he’s true TED-Prize material. Anyone with me?

    I’ve also extended his thinking at the ThoughtOffice Brainstorming Blog. Let’s keep this concept alive and see where we can take it, shall we?
    best,
    Mark Alan Effinger
    ThoughtOffice.com