He doesn't get it, does he? Doesn't understand what the problem of subjective experience even is, much less have any kind of answer. It's not that he thinks awareness will follow naturally if the simulation is wired correctly - he actually has no idea that there is any such thing as awareness going on here.
What the Blue Brain Project is not
The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to reverse engineer the brain, to explore how it functions and to serve as a tool for neuroscientists and medical researchers. It is not an attempt to create a brain. It is not an artificial intelligence project. Although we may one day acheive insights into the basic nature of intelligence and consciousness using this tool, the Blue Brain Project is focused on creating a physiological simulation for biomedical applications.
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