nextup neuro

Our vision is to offer a coherent path to substrate independent human minds. By developing whole brain emulation technology through a science and engineering-oriented plan, we ensure systematic, step-wise, and accurate progress.

Our aims

Establish metrics and standardized tests useful regardless of methodology

Develop proof-of-concept tools for emulating partial and full brains

Demonstrate application of constraints and scale separation

At present

Our first product is a challenge data set that will be made freely available to anyone, allowing anyone with a proposed method of system identification and emulation to subject that method to a standardized test with clear feedback about the degree of emulation that was achieved, a score, and identified points for improvement.

Whole brain connectome data is becoming available. There are two principal challenges to carry out system identification and to translate that data to model architecture and tuned parameters in a whole brain emulation: