Researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain’s supercomputing powers in silicon — because the messy, redundant processes inside our heads actually make for a small, light, superfast computer.

Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how brains work — and to build a computer that works like the brain by reverse-engineering the nervous system. His group at Stanford is developing Neurogrid, a...


  1. #1 Romeo Vitelli
    August 26, 2008

    To paraphrase an old joke: anyone trying to make a computer that works as well as the human brain lack ambition.