Researchers Create World's Largest Model of Functioning Brain

Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada have built the world’s largest model of a functioning brain, consisting of 2.5 million simulated neurons.

Called “Spaun” or “Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network,” the model gives scientists insight into “how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behavior exhibited by animals, including humans,” according to a release.

Much like a human brain, Spaun uses the network of neurons to process visual images, which then controls an arm that draws its answers to different tasks.



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