16 May 2017

And why they won't be featured in "Almost a Brain"


Last Friday I announced my upcoming documentary about computers that model the human brain, "Almost a Brain". And I've started talking about it to everyone I can. I practice my pitch on them while watching their faces for signs of interest, skepticism, and outrage. This is market research; it'll affect what the documentary covers, and how.


12 May 2017

Artificial intelligence and supercomputers provide the power. What happens next?


ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, May 12, 2017 -- 100 billion neurons. 100,000 billion connections. A billion billion operations per second. The numbers are incomprehensible. This is your brain. And soon, computers will be able to mimic its operations on the most fundamental levels.