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CMU endeavors to reverse-engineer the brain for research on artificial intelligence Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have embarked on a five-year, $12 million research project to reverse-engineer the brain in order to better understand neural circuitry and learning methods. They hope to eventually apply their findings to the field of artificial intelligence. The project is led by Tai Sing Lee, a professor in the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint program between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The project is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) through its Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) research program. MICrONS is part of President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative which aims to revolutionize our understanding of the…

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