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Grand Challenge 9: Reverse-Engineer the Brain

Thinking machines play chess, but general-purpose artificial intelligence has remained elusive. However, if we learn how to reverse-engineer the brain, we may be able to produce computers better able to emulate human intelligence.

Databasing the Brain

Databasing the Brain: From Data to Knowledge

Shankar Subramaniam, chair of the Department of Bioengineering, has co-edited with Stephen H. Koslow the first comprehensive book on neuroinformatics, which covers everything from relevant computational science and modeling issues to their diverse applications. Databasing the Brain: From Data to Knowledge (Neuroinformatics) truly integrates neuroscience with informatics, providing a means for understanding the new analytical tools and models of neuronal functions now being developed.