Superhuman: The Incredible Savant Brain

by Socrates on July 16, 2010

One of the more common arguments against our capability to build an AI (or reach the singularity) is built upon the premise that we are still very far from understanding fully the capabilities of our own human brain. Thus, the argument goes, we are unlikely to simulate let alone re-create successfully any artificial one, be it in a virtual or silicon based environment.

I just found out this interesting graph called Superhuman: The Incredible Savant Brain that makes me pause…

Superhuman: the Incredible Savant Brain.

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What do you think?

Are we going to eventually learn everything that there is to know about the brain so that we can successfully simulate and re-create it?

Or is the brain going to remain a mystery forever?

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  • Matchory

    I think we will for sure. While the brain is insanely complex, it is still finite.

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