AI might be a reality sooner than we think: mapping the human brain

Artificial intelligence seems like it is far off but there are efforts to understand how humans think and apply that to technology. Here is a cool project called the Human Brain Project. The project involves over 200 researchers and will take 10 years to map and simulate the human brain. With 1.6 billion in funding I would hope it is successful. If this does work I can only imagine what we can do with it. Here is a video on it from mashable

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