SPAUN. Creating a cyborg continues

Canadian researchers from the University of Waterloo announced the creation of the most realistic model of the human brain — SPAUN (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network), news agencies reported.

Artificial brain based on a supercomputer, which simulates the operation of 2.5 million neurons. For comparison, in the human brain are about 100 billion neurons.

Canadian invention is equipped with a camera with a resolution of 28×28 pixels, which is a "conduit" of information in the digital brain. Also SPAUN equipped robotic arm, which records on paper, the results of data processing.

The main feature of the development is in the process of its operation — it does not work like a computer, but as a real human brain. The system simulates the interaction of the different parts of the brain when processing information. The unit is not just doing what he was told — he "thinks" over how to solve the problem, claim the developers.

The invention is able to memorize, learn and play on paper the numbers and letters that even allows it to pass simple IQ-tests. Artificial brain, like a human, can not hold in the short-term memory a large number of digits, so when tasks are sometimes mistaken.

In the future, scientists want to improve SPAUN, so that he could learn independently, based on their own experience and skills.

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