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Building Brains

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Named as one of the Times’ 100 leading UK scientists in 2014, Professor Steve Furber was the principal designer of the BBC Micro and the ARM processor, the most widely used instruction set architecture in the world (including in all smartphones!). For his work he has been awarded the Faraday Medal, the Millennium Technology Prize and a CBE .

He will discuss his latest project SpiNNaker, which aims to create a new kind of computer using a massive parallel processing system to model the human brain, as part of the ten-year £1 billion Human Brain Project.

Everyone is welcome. Free for members, £2 on the door for non-members. Followed by refreshments (that means smoothies, cheese and grapes!).

This talk is part of the SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society series.

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