Imagine Science Film Festival (NYC)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 6:00 PM
The Rockefeller University, CRC Auditorium
Begun in 2009, Bluebrain is director Noah Hutton’s 10-year film-in-the-making that will chronicle the global quest to understand the human mind and build artificial intelligences, focusing on the Blue Brain Project—neuroscientist Henry Markram’s audacious and controversial attempt to reverse-engineer a human brain, neuron by neuron, in a massive virtual simulation on supercomputers. For the past 7 years, through his exclusive access to the project personnel and Markram’s facilities on the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, as well as interviews with leaders of Obama's BRAIN Initiative and the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Hutton has been steadily building towards a documentary feature set for release in 2020. This October, Imagine Science Film Festival will present a Year 7 update to the ongoing project.