Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday January 25, 2016

Harvard Trying To Build An AI As Fast As The Human Brain

Harvard University has been awarded $28 million from the Intelligence Advanced Projects Activity organization to make AI systems as fast as the human brain.

Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Centre for Brain Studies (CBS) and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biologies will work together to record activity inside the visual cortex. This, they hope, will help us understand how neurons are connected to each other with the end goal of creating a more accurate and complex artificial intelligence system. These learnings could allow the creation of the first computer systems that can interpret, analyse and learn information as quickly and successfully as human beings.