A simulated brain developed by scientists in Canada (Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of Waterloo) called Spaun (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network) is producing complex behaviours with fewest neurons possible.
It sounds pretty damn cool: “Spaun sees a stream of numbers, it extracts visual features so that it can recognize the digits. It can then perform at least eight different tasks, from simple ones like copying an image, to more complex ones similar to those found on IQ tests, such as finding the next number in a series. When finished, it writes out its answer with a physically modelled arm“.
This rise of the robots has started…
P.S. Thanks for the link Bobby!!