How can we be near a digital brain when we can’t even fully decipher the workings of the 300 neurons of C. elegans? And if we can’t answer the question of why brain size isn’t related to intelligence in different animals? Furthermore, our neural systems aren’t written in “sharp joints” (hard-wired connections) like physical circuits.
This is a great read on why the dream of digital brains is still just that … a dream. We aren’t close to building one, despite what IBM wants you to think. But we are learning a lot of fun stuff along the way.
(via The Crux, image via IBM’s SyNAPSE Project)