The goal of the FACETS (Fast Analog Computing with Emergent Transient States) project is to create a theoretical and experimental foundation for the realisation of novel computing paradigms which exploit the concepts experimentally observed in biological nervous systems. The continuous interaction and scientific exchange between biological experiments, computer modelling and hardware emulations within the project provides a unique research infrastructure that will in turn provide an improved insight into the computing principles of the brain. This insight may potentially contribute to an improved understanding of mental disorders in the human brain and help to develop remedies.
Already achieved results are described in scientific publications and deliverables. In addition to these very specific descriptions we also offer a higher level view of some 1st year results and 2nd year results.
FACETS is an international and interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. Within this programme, Future Emerging Technologies (FET) is defined as the ‘programme nursery’ of IST, in which basic research on novel concepts of information processing beyond the classical Turing approach are studied. FACETS is an integrated project within the biologically inspired information systems branch.
Please find out more about this fascinating research activity in our public section.