Scientist claims artificial brain is just 10 years away. (#Blogathon)

The folks at the Blue Brain Project have been hard at work developing artificial brains – they’ve already simulated a rat brain – and they believe they can have a working human brain replica in about 10 years or so:

Around two billion people are thought to suffer some kind of brain impairment, he said.

“It is not impossible to build a human brain and we can do it in 10 years,” he said.

“And if we do succeed, we will send a hologram to TED to talk.”

That works for me. In another 10 years I could probably use an artificial brain. Especially if I keep doing these Blogathons.