What Could Pooooossibly Go Wrong: Mad Scientist To Create Robotic Frankenstein

January 7, 2010


The man on the left is Professor Henry Markram. Based on this picture alone he's clearly a mad scientist. Don't believe me? Read this captain crazy shit:

Professor Henry Markram, a doctor-turned-computer engineer, announced that his team would create the world's first artificial conscious and intelligent mind by 2018.

And that is exactly what he is doing.

On the shore of Lake Geneva, this brilliant, eccentric scientist is building an artificial mind. A Swiss - it could only be Swiss - precision- engineered mind, made of silicon, gold and copper.

The end result will be a creature, if we can call it that, which its maker believes within a decade may be able to think, feel and even fall in love.

Now I'm not saying somebody needs to blow up Markram's lab and rescue the beautiful maiden he's obviously holding captive, but I am asking if any of you live on Lake Geneva (I'll ring-bay the omb-bay).

The real Frankenstein experiment: One man's mission to create a living mind inside a machine [dailymail] (long article with a ton more information -- I stopped reading around the bucket of rat brains part)

Thanks to Brandon and Bryan, who will pitchfork and torch the shit outta this bastard if he ever becomes reality.

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