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Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar gets Canada’s highest civilian award

Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar who is President of Micronutrient Initiative, Canada, has been conferred with Canada’s ‘highest’ civilian award – the Order of Canada. Order of Canada award is given to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation to people in all sectors of Canadian society. ..

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‘Spaun’ the artificial brain can pass basic IQ test

Scientists in Canada have claimed to have developed world’s most sophisticated, large-scale model simulation of human brain named ‘Spaun’ which can pass the basic elements of IQ test. SPAUN is Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network. Main features: Runs on supercomputer Digital eye for visual input Robotic arm to draw responses 2.5 million simulated neurons facilitating ..

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