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> Sunday, April 15 6:05 PM SGT
> Russia hails breakthrough in building artificial brain
> MOSCOW, April 15 (AFP) -
> Russian scientists claimed Sunday to have developed the first
> artificial brain, a "neuro-computer" with the same intellectual
> potential as its human counterpart, Interfax reported.
> The new Russian computer is based on the brain cell, or neuron, and
> outstrips previous brain models by using state-of-the-art findings in
> neurophysiology and neuromorphology to produce a truly thinking
> machine, scientist Vitaly Valtsev said.
> But he warned of the potential hazards of the scientific breakthrough,
> saying the brand new brain could turn into a Frankenstein's monster if
> it was mistreated.
> "This machine needs to be trained like a newborn child. It's extremely
> important for us to make it a friend, not a criminal or an enemy,"
> Valtsev said. Valtsev, a member of the International Academy of
> Information Science, told Interfax that Russian scientists succeeded
> where others had failed because they used a model of the neuron of the
> brain in building the computer.
> Earlier attempts to create an artificial intelligence had failed
> because scientists had tried to create a smart machine using a model
> of the neuron of the spinal cord developed back in the 1940s.
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