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Screening of the documentary “In Silico”

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Event Date + Time:
March 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Event Location:
San Francesco Square, Lucca, Italy

Venue Name:
Auditorium Guinigi Chapel San Francesco Complex Directions

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Event Description:

“I hope that you are at least partly convinced that it is not impossible to build a brain. We can do it within 10 years.”

It was 2009, and with these words the South African scientist Henry Markram closed his TedTalk. His idea that it was possible to simulate a human brain in a computer, creating a detailed computer model in a few years, led to the birth of the Human Brain Project, one of the two flagship projects financed in 2014 by the European Commission with a billion euros.

“In Silico” is a documentary by Noah Hutton that tells, together with the life of its visionary protagonist, the birth, the ups and downs of the Human Brain Project, considered exciting at first and then increasingly harshly criticized for its naive and unattainable goal.

(The documentary is in English)

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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Contact Information:

Name: Communication and Events Office

Phone: +39 0583 43 26 606



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