Blue brain project by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has been trying to reverse engineering of the brain since 2005. On 8 October 2015, the Project published the first digital reconstruction and simulation of the microcircuitry of somatosensory cortex of juvenile rat (∼31,000 neurons) in 2015. For a cellular human brain (a hundred billion cells) is predicted possible by 2023.
The reverse engineering of the rat brain is based on some input to the brain cell (not know what is it) and the output of some electric signals. I guess that the input can be, at the moment, pressure, tickling or things similar. For sure, to know how the brain reacts to tickling is already cool. However, what I would really like to know is how the brain works when we learn things.
If we could do that, we would simply throw away all currently popular stuff like deep-learning neural networks, etc. and strong AI can really get started.
Before that, let’s just play AI in kindgarden.