Category: Whole Brain Emulation


Proposal: Dynamic Brain Switching As a Method to Maintain Consciousness During Mind Uploading

Immortality has been a humanitarian dream since dawn of human history. Among all of the proposed methods for immortality, Biological Approaches to immortality (NBI) are argued to be more fruitful. However, mind uploading as the typical method for NBI has been challenged both from technical and philosophical aspects. This article is an attempt to address some of these challenges by emphasizing the role of consciousness and its continuum during a mind transfer process. Based on this assumption, it is claimed that current methods for mind uploading need to be reformed. The “Dynamic Brain Switch” (DBS) is proposed as a method that can meet some of the challenges of mind uploading using the concept of consciousness continuity for mind uploading.


Is it possible to build an artificial superintelligence without fully replicating the human brain ?

The technological singularity requires the creation of an artificial superintelligence (ASI). But does that ASI need to be modelled on the human brain, or is it even necessary to be able to fully replicate the human brain and consciousness digitally in order to design an ASI ?


BioTrove Podcast: “Whole Brain Emulation”, Host Liz Parish interviews Randal Koene, Carbon Copies

Special thanks to Alex Vollmer for his best effort to fix a sound problem that nearly ruined this podcast. The sound quality loss is outweighed by the fascinating quality of the conversation! In this podcast guest  Randal A. Koene, Ph.D. neuroscientist, neuro-engineer and co-founder  of Carboncopies discusses Whole Brain Emulation. You will...


Video Friday: David Dalrymple – Project Nemaload

  Published on Mar 17, 2014 See… Also see talk at H+ @San Fran:…‎ Interview conducted in Oxford, UK – Dec 2012. Thanks to David Dalrymple for the interview, as well as Open Worm and Open Source Brain for some...


Event: Hangout on Air: Our Final Invention – AI and the end of the human era

The Hollywood cliché is that artificial intelligence will take over the world. Could this cliché soon become scientific reality, as AI matches then surpasses human intelligence?



Suppose it were possible to build an artificial brain which was, essentially, a copy of an existing brain. Yours, for example. If consciousness is reducible to the form and functions of the brain (to put it another way, if consciousness is what the brain does) then the artificial brain would likewise generate consciousness. But now the question arises: Just whose consciousness is it?