Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Blue Brain

Blue brain is basically Virtual brain. It is the creation of synthetic brain by reverse engineering during which the mammalian brains down to the molecular level. Scientists today are in research to create an artificial brain that can think, respond, take decision and keep everything in memory. After death of the body memory, knowledge and feelings will not be lost. The IBM is now developing a virtual brain known as the “Blue Brain”. It would be the world’s first virtual brain. A Blue brain is a machine that can function as brain, take decision, think, respond and can keep things in memory. It also has feelings and emotions. The input in Natural Brain is through natural neurons. It interprets through different states of the neurons in brain whereas in Artificial Brain the input is through a silicon chip or artificial neurons. It interprets by a set of bits in the set of register which is possible by the use of small robots known as the Nanobots. As the robots are small in size therefore it is easy to travel throughout our circulatory system. By traveling into the spine and brain, they are able to monitor the activity and structure of our central nervous system. Nanobots could also carefully scan the structure of our brain. This information, when entered into a computer, can then continue to function as us. Thus the data stored in the entire brain will be uploaded into the computer. The advantage of virtual brain are remembering things without any effort, making decision without the presence of a person, using intelligence of a person after the death, understanding the activities of animals and allowing the deaf to hear via direct nerve stimulation. The major disadvantage of this technique is that we become dependent upon the computer and also others may use technical knowledge against us.

Ms. Bhawna Dhruv
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Information Technology

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