Carnegie Mellon joins IARPA project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms

IMAGE: Individual brain cells within a neural network are highlighted in this image obtained by Carnegie Mellon University’s Sandra Kuhlman using a fluorescent imaging technique. view more Credit: Courtesy of Sandra Kuhlman PITTSBURGH–Carnegie Mellon University is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain’s learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to make computers think more like humans. The research project, led by Tai Sing Lee, professor in the Computer Science Department and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) through its Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) research program. MICrONS is advancing President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative to revolutionize the understanding of the…


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