Participants interested in exploring the project (+potential role, e.g. driver, advisor, funder, etc)
Roman Bauer (in-silico modeling)
Barry Bentley (interested in contributing)
This talk summary is about the concept of minimum emulation and finding a model organism that is simpler than C elegans but closer to human neurons. The criteria for this model organism include having fewer neurons, simplicity, transparency, and ease of giving it memory. The presenter suggests potential model organisms such as rotifer and tardigrade, which have fewer neurons and cells compared to C elegans. The main goal of the project is to answer important questions about capture resolution, memory preservation, and future learning of uploaded organisms. The presenter suggests reaching out to neuroscientists and experts on brain slices for insights and improvements. One suggestion is to use an all-optical human brain slice, where engrams are written and read using optical methods. Cutting edge technology and companies supporting this research are being consulted.