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Grand Challenge 5 (GC-5)
Architecture of Brain and Mind
Integrating high level cognitive processes with brain mechanisms and functions in a working robot.
The GC5 committee supports
for further information see the News item in the Related Initiatives page
- Henry Markram's Human Brain Project proposal: now in negotations with the EU
- Paulo Dario's Robot companions for citizens proposal
IEEE Spectrum has a feature called MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors, reporting on some of the DARPA SyNAPSE related work.
Neurocomputing has a special issue on artificial brains, in this issue. It is edited by de Garis and Goertzel, and includes a world survey of artificial brain projects.
After the 2010 presentation on GC5 at the ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 meeting, Leslie Smith, of Stirling University made a proposal to try to push forward with the Grand Challenge in a UK context. Clearly, the idea is now understood world-wide, and in particular the EU has made large amounts of money available for interdisciplinary research on cognition, both natural and artificial: but it remains important that there is a UK hub for this area.
Email address: l.s.smith [AT] cs.stir.ac.uk
Additional older information may also be found:
Last updated: 22 oct 2010 (minimal corrections Dec 19 2012: but it needs updated)