Neuroscientists at Canada’s University of Waterloo created an artificial brain that passes an IQ test.
The Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network â€” SPAUN â€” 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 brainâ€™s abilities, but it even simulates the brainâ€™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 â€” 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.