Russians create artificial human brain

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
Mon Apr 16 09:06:20 EST 2001


wroot <wroot at my-deja.com> reports on Mon, 16 Apr 2001:

> Hi,
>
> Does anyone have any more information on this?
Mentifex/ATM:
Uh-oh, I was afraid of something like this event, because of
http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/totalai.html (q.v.).
>
><clipped from yahoo>
>
> Russia hails breakthrough in building artificial brain
>
> MOSCOW, April 15 (AFP) -
>
> Russian scientists claimed Sunday to have developed the first
> artificial brain, a "neuro-computer" with the same intellectual
> potential as its human counterpart, Interfax reported.
>
> The new Russian computer is based on the brain cell, or neuron,
> and outstrips previous brain models by using state-of-the-art
> findings in neurophysiology and neuromorphology to produce a
> truly thinking machine, scientist Vitaly Valtsev said.
>
> But he warned of the potential hazards of the scientific
> breakthrough, saying the brand new brain could turn into
> a Frankenstein's monster if it was mistreated.
Mentifex:
We may ratify and respect "A Cyborg Bill of Rights" (cf.
http://www.geocities.com/mentifex/acbor.html e.g.).
>
>"This machine needs to be trained like a newborn child.
> It's extremely important for us to make it a friend,
> not a criminal or an enemy," Valtsev said.
>
> Valtsev, a member of the International Academy of Information
> Science, told Interfax that Russian scientists succeeded where
> others had failed because they used a model of the neuron of
> the brain in building the computer.
>
> Earlier attempts to create an artificial intelligence had failed
> because scientists had tried to create a smart machine using a
> model of the neuron of the spinal cord developed back in the 1940s.
>
> <end> [...]
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