Minister of Education and Research, Edelgard Bulmahn

he exhibition is a satellite event in the 'Year of the Sciences' and is being held under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Edelgard Bulmahn.

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At the start of a new millennium, the special COMPUTER . BRAIN exhibition takes a fasci-nating look at the current status of research:

How far has Artificial Intelligence (AI) advanced
in comparison with the abilities of the human brain? What do we know about the most mystifying organ of the human body, the brain and its functions? Will we really be able to simulate the brain? Can electron brains really exist in future? In games of chess, it is now almost impossible to defeat a computer.

But what about other intelligence abilities, knowledge, communication and creativity?

This exhibition stems from the current debate
on the chances and consequences of techno-logical advance, as initiated by Ray Kurzweil, Hans Moravec, Bill Joy and others.

Discussion is already focussing on whether robots will be as intelligent as human beings in 20 or 30 years' time.

Visitors will discover the World of Senses, six
different areas in which they can test the latest
'intelligence tools,' discover what computers
cannot yet do and go on a journey through time
to visions of the past and the future. This highly
interactive exhibition presents a hands-on
approach: visitors are invited to try things out and
test them. It will present a 'scent cinema' as well
as the latest walking machines, emotional ro-botsand R2D2. Other key exhibits include a robotic hand from the German Aerospace Center, a computer-driven racing-car game and a com-
puter that composes music.continue

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