Projects about AI

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November 8, 2012


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The current most promising and exciting ai projects are listed here.

This list will be updated from time to time.

#1 The Blue Brain Project (BBP / “Human Brain Project”)

The Blue Brain Project tries to simulate a human brain.

It is funded by the Swiss Government and was launched by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

By collecting and integrating data about the human brain into a computer model, researchers at EPFL have the possibility to study the principles of the brain.

In 2009 Henry Markram, the leader of BBP, hold a speech at TED (conference). See the following video for a general overview.


Henry Markram at TED

#2 Opencog

Opencog was founded in 2008 and is led by Ben Goertzel. It tries a software approach via embodied cognition to research Artificial General Intelligence. To be more precise, the idea here is to create a virtual reality in that a child has to learn new tasks and things. A so called virtual intelligent agent. The results and the software is also applied to humanoid robots in real life.



OpenCog Promo


Funded by DARPA and coordinated by IBM, SyNAPSE is the hardware approach for researching AGI. New research opportunities are unlocked by building hardware (chips) that model synapses and neurons similar to the ones in the human brain. This is called Neuromorphic technology.




SyNAPSE: IBM Cognitive Computing Project – Overview

Further interesting projects:

Allen Brain Atlas – Sponsored by the Allen Institute Brain Atlas provides a very large database about brains.

The Brain CONNECT Project – Brain connectivity mapping project

More to read:

Artificial Brains (Detailed brain researching projects overview)

Please post further projects and updates you would like to see on this list below!

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