‘Spaun’ the artificial brain can pass basic IQ test

Scientists in Canada have claimed to have developed world’s most sophisticated, large-scale model simulation of human brain named ‘Spaun’ which can pass the basic elements of IQ test. SPAUN is Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network.

Main features:

  • Runs on supercomputer
  • Digital eye for visual input
  • Robotic arm to draw responses
  • 2.5 million simulated neurons facilitating it to do 8 different tasks like copy drawing, counting, question answering, fluid reasoning etc.
  • It has some limitations which are simulated like human brain

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