Neuroscientists at Canada’s University of Waterloo created an artificial brain that passes an IQ test.
The Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network — SPAUN — contains 2.5 million simulated neurons. It can complete eight different tasks, and an attached arm can even write.
Not only does it simulate the human brain’s abilities, but it even simulates the brain’s limits, as it has difficulty remembering more than a few numbers.
The researchers hope to further develop the artificial brain by creating more adaptability — that is, by creating an artificial brain that can learn by actually doing things, rather than being limited by what it has been programmed to do.