Why Blue Brain?
Objectives of Blue Brain Project
Human brain configuration
Simulating Virtual brain
Uploading Human Brain
Requirement & Power
Pros & cons
Applications &Future Perspective
Could a simulated brain start to think, feel and
experience the world as if it were an organic,
Technology is growing faster than everything. If
possible, IBM’s “BLUE BRAIN”, an artificial
brain that can think, respond, take decision, and
keep anything in memory, would be the first
virtual brain of the world.
The goal is to reverse engineer the brain into a
Today we are developed because of our intelligence.
Intelligence is the inborn quality that cannot be
After the death of a person, virtual brain will act as a
person so we will not lose the knowledge,
intelligence, personalities, feelings and memories of
that man that can be used for the development of the
Certain super brains like that of Steve Jobs, or
Stephen Hawkings could be interfaced with
computer to develop super computers.
IBM’s blue brain project will search for insights
into how human beings think and remember.
Scientists think that blue brain could also help to
cure the Parkinson's disease.
The brain circuitry is in a complex state of flux,
the brain rewiring itself every moment of its
existence. If the scientists can crack open the
secret of how and why the brain does it, the
knowledge could lead to new breed of
~ Sensory Input
~ Motor Output
~ Electric Impulses
• By neurons
• By sensory cells
• ANN with silicon chip.
• Electric impulses
brain by reverse
studies to digital
concept of Artificial
The uploading is possible by
the use of small robots known
as the NANOBOTS.
These robots are small enough
to travel throughout our
Will monitor activity of brain
by traveling into the spine and
They will provide an interface
with computer .
The IBM’s Blue Brain at Lausanne Switzerland
The hardware & software required to build a
8,096 CPUs at 700 MHz each of which can map
one or two simulated brain neurons
256MB to 512MB memory per processor.
100 kilowatts power consumption.
Processor with a very high processing power.
22.8 TFLOPS peak processing speed.
Linux and C++ software.
Blue Brain will reveal many
existing aspects of the brain
circuits ,memory capacity , and
how memories are lost.
The modelling is also able to
work out best way to
compensate and repair error
circuits .The blue brain model
can be used to detect and test
treatment strategies for
We can remember things without any
Decision can be made without the
presence of a person.
Even after the death of a man his
intelligence can be used.
Improvements in processing speed and
memory could make entire human
The activity of different animals can
Help deaf and mad people
We become dependent upon the computer
Others may use technical knowledge against us.
Computer viruses will pose an increasingly
Possibilities of human cloning.
If in future surrogates to humans are developed
then, there will be no human interaction and the
world will run on computers only.
Gathering and Testing 100 Years of Data
Cracking the Neural Code
A Foundation for Molecular Modeling of Brain
Understanding Neocortical Information Processin
A Novel Tool for Drug Discovery for Brain
A Global Facility
A Foundation for Whole Brain Simulations
Prosthetic devices to restore vision, hearing or
limb control might be the next step.
Further in the future, the real dreams would be
the realization of the “brain-in-computer and
This is just ’blink of an eye’…there’s lot more to
Very soon this technology will be
highly accepted whole over the
world but wisdom lies in right use.
“Technology does not create Brain
but Brain creates Technology”
We will be able to transfer
ourselves into computers at some
point & this is just the