Markram skriver bland annat:
This is light years away from a cat brain, not even close to an ants brain in complexity. It is highly unethical of Mohda to mislead the public in making people believe they have actually simulated a cat’s brain. Absolutely shocking.
All these kinds of simulations are trivial and have been around for decades – simply called artificial neural network (ANN) simulations. We even stooped to doing these kinds of simulations as bench mark tests 4 years ago with 10’s of millions of such points before we bought the Blue Gene/L. If we (or anyone else) wanted to we could easily do this for a billion ”points”, but we would certainly not call it a cat-scale simulation. It is really no big deal to simulate a billion points interacting if you have a big enough computer. The only step here is that they have at their disposal a big computer. For a grown up ”researcher” to get excited because one can simulate billions of points interacting is ludicrous.
Slutsatsen kvarstår emellertid att hjärnsimulering i mänsklig skala är på väg, men det tar lite längre tid än det enstaka decennium som Mohda hade förhoppningar om. Att öka komplexiteten en miljon gånger tar dock sannolikt maximalt 20 år extra, så slutet av 30-talet är fortfarande en bra riktpunkt.