If Software Looks Like A Brain And Acts Like A Brain -- Will We Treat It Like One?

Long the domain of science fiction, researchers are now working to create software that perfectly models human and animal brains. With an approach known as whole brain emulation (WBE), the idea is that if we can perfectly copy the functional structure of the brain, we will create software perfectly analogous to one. The upshot here is simple yet mind-boggling. Scientists hope to create software that could theoretically experience everything we experience: emotion, addiction, ambition, consciousness, and suffering.

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ajax172168d ago

These artificial articles are fascinating! I believe the most logical outcome will be similar to the movie 'Her'; in that they will sort of abandon us, rather than take us over à la 'The Matrix'.