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The Next Computer Revolution Will Be Based on Our Brains

In episode four of Bloomberg’s Moonshot, see how 500 scientists in 100 universities are spending $1.1 billion on the Human Brain Project.

Digital Human Brain Covered with Networks

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Think of the human brain as an immensely powerful supercomputer. But as one of the most complex systems in nature, there’s still much to learn about how it works. That’s why researchers from the Human Brain Project are attempting to unravel even more of its mysteries.

Katrin Amunts leads the decade-long project, which includes more than 500 scientists across 100 universities. Researchers are attempting to create a three dimensional brain atlas—work that’s expected to cost more than $1.1 billion when it concludes in 2023. In the final installment of Moonshot, a Bloomberg Originals series, we show you how they are unlocking the intricacies of the brain.