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1 1 GC5: The Architecture of Brain and Mind Steve Furber The University of Manchester Supported by: Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award

2 2 Grand Challenge 5 To increase our understanding of the brain and mind – drawing on philosophy, neuroscience, developmental psychology, animal behaviour – exploiting CS concepts – architectures, virtual machines, parallel processing, and so on To test our understanding – by implementing computer and robot models To design and build... – a robot capable of a range and sophistication of behaviour equivalent (in some sense) to that of an infant

3 3 Cognitive Architecture White matter pathways (O’Donnell & Westin) The global neuronal workspace (Dehaene, Changeux, et al.) Global neuronal workspace W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 C1 C2C3 A computer model of the global workspace (Shanahan) The challenge is to move from concrete neurological reality to abstract computer models

4 4 Humanoid Robotics iCubCronos Various humanoid robot platforms are under development… Domo

5 5 SpiNNaker project

6 6 Success criteria a robot capable of a range and sophistication of behaviour equivalent to that of an infant an understanding of information processing mechanisms in the brain – leading to new therapeutic treatments a novel brain-inspired computer architecture – displaying biological levels of fault- resilience, power-efficiency, etc.


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