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Mapping the Brain to Build Better Machines

Apr 06 2016 01:00 EDT
Take a three year-old to the zoo, and she intuitively knows that the long-necked creature nibbling leaves is the same thing as the giraffe in her picture book. That superficially easy feat is in reality...

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million "Apollo Project of the Brain"

Mar 08 2016 12:00 EST
Three decades ago, the U.S. government launched the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor to sequence and map all the genes of the human species. Although initially met with skepticism and even opposition, the project...

CMU team wants to make computers think like humans

Feb 23 2016 12:00 EST
As computer power has increased, the large number of labeled images on the Internet has allowed computer programs to train their “neural networks” to identify objects in photographs, recognize speech in cell phones, help self-driving...

New $12m project aims to 'reverse-engineer' the brain

Feb 03 2016 10:30 EST
Led by Tai Sing Lee, a professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), the five-year project seeks to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry...

Carnegie Mellon joins IARPA project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms

Feb 03 2016 09:30 EST
Carnegie Mellon University is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain’s learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to...

MICrONS (Machine Learning from Cortical Neural Networks)

Jan 29 2016 15:00 EST
In this large-scale IARPA moon-shot Apollo project of the Brain, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins, Harvard, MIT, Cold Spring Harbor and Columbia University, we seek to characterize the neural codes, anatomical circuits and computational rules...