Connectomes Inc

Creating a Better World

The present era unfolds as one of the most exhilarating chapters in human history, where we find ourselves perched on the shoulders of giants, inheriting a legacy of profound scientific knowledge and cutting-edge technologies. These advancements have ushered in a transformative phase where solutions for curing neurological disorders are within our grasp. Simultaneously, our mastery over computational systems is evolving, offering unprecedented potential for reshaping the landscape of technology. The integration of these technologies is not only empowering the realm of robotics and automation but also serving as a catalyst for ambitious endeavors in space exploration. These capabilities enable us to envision a future where the preservation of human life and the colonization of space become tangible aspirations. At Connectomes, we hold a steadfast belief in the moral imperative to contribute to creating a better world. Fueled by this commitment, we strive to leverage our expertise, resources, and innovative spirit to pioneer solutions that transcend current limitations and pave the way for a more equitable, technologically advanced, and sustainable global future.

The Problems

As of the present day, the staggering impact of neurological diseases reverberates across the lives of over 1 billion individuals, inflicting immeasurable suffering on patients, their families, and healthcare providers alike. This plight not only exacts a profound emotional toll but also imposes a colossal economic burden, with both the United States and Europe grappling with the loss of nearly one trillion dollars annually. Despite the relentless efforts of neuroscientists, the intricacies of neurological diseases remain elusive, and the pursuit of a definitive cure to liberate patients from the shackles of these ailments continues to be an arduous journey.

Simultaneously, our contemporary reality witnesses countless individuals engaged in repetitive, laborious, and often perilous occupations, spanning mining, trash collection, construction, driving, customer services, accounting, sales, security, and military roles. The persistence of human involvement in these tasks not only perpetuates potential hazards but also impedes the creation of safer work environments and contributes to various healthcare-related challenges, thereby impinging on overall quality of life.

The transformative potential inherent in the amalgamation of artificial intelligence and robotics is immense, promising significant economic benefits and the potential to uplift people from poverty. However, the scalability of current computational systems is hindered by their energy inefficiency. To unlock the full capabilities of high-level artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics, there is a pressing need for the emergence of new forms of computing that prioritize energy efficiency and pave the way for a future where the symbiosis of human labor and technological advancement propels us toward unprecedented heights of economic prosperity, societal well-being, and technological innovation.

In the quest for a more equitable and technologically advanced future, overcoming the challenges posed by neurological diseases and the inefficiencies in our current workforce is paramount. The relentless pursuit of a cure for neurological ailments demands an interdisciplinary approach, leveraging not only the expertise of neuroscientists but also the transformative power of exponential technologies. The integration of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence can potentially unravel the complexities of neurological diseases, providing novel insights and paving the way for effective treatments that alleviate the burden on patients, families, and society at large.

Simultaneously, the liberation of humans from repetitive and hazardous tasks through the synergy of artificial intelligence and robotics holds the key to creating safer and more fulfilling work environments. This shift not only addresses immediate healthcare concerns but also fosters a paradigm where human potential is harnessed for creative, cognitive, and socially impactful endeavors. The call for new forms of computing emphasizes the urgency of developing energy-efficient systems to enable the scalability of artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics, unlocking their transformative potential on a global scale.

In navigating these challenges, Connectomes is driven by a steadfast commitment to creating a better world. By harnessing the power of innovative technologies, fostering collaboration, and envisioning scalable solutions, we aspire to contribute to a future where neurological diseases are conquered, the nature of work is redefined, and the benefits of artificial intelligence and robotics are harnessed to uplift humanity, ensuring a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous world for all.

Advancing Neuroscience

Despite remarkable strides in recent decades, our comprehension of the intricate mechanisms governing brain structure and function at the microscopic level remains limited, accompanied by relatively modest theories elucidating cognition and behavior. Presently, neuroscientists grapple with unresolved foundational queries, underscoring the complexities inherent in understanding the brain’s intricacies. Fundamental questions persist, challenging our understanding of neural activity encoding information, the mechanisms of memory storage and retrieval, the brain’s simulation of future scenarios, the formation and storage of emotions, the emergence of various forms of intelligence, the mysteries of sleep, the brain regions controlling this process, and the elusive nature of consciousness itself. The pursuit of answers to these inquiries propels the field of neuroscience forward, highlighting the vast frontier that still beckons exploration and the ongoing quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain.

Reverse Engineering the Brain

Tackling the intricate challenge of reverse engineering the human brain stands as a pivotal mission for the National Academy of Engineering. The overarching objective within the realm of neuroscience is to unveil the intricate relationship between brain structure and function. The profound insights gained from comprehending the workings of the human brain hold the promise not only of catalyzing transformative advancements in Artificial Intelligence but also of shedding light on innovative approaches to address pervasive issues such as blindness, deafness, age-related memory loss, learning disabilities, and a multitude of neurological disorders that significantly impact the lives of billions worldwide.

The pursuit of reverse engineering the human brain extends beyond the boundaries of neuroscience, with potential implications for computing. The emulation of partial brain regions has already significantly enhanced narrow artificial intelligence applications, such as speech recognition and machine vision systems. The integration of these insights is anticipated to propel the development of highly efficient parallel supercomputing systems, contributing to the continual advancement of computing technologies.

Neuromorphic computing emerges as a promising avenue, poised to revolutionize the landscape of artificial intelligence with energy-efficient solutions and continuous learning capabilities. This innovative approach holds the potential to power future autonomous intelligent systems, unlocking unprecedented possibilities in computing. Spiking neural networks, a fundamental element of neuromorphic computing, are currently finding applications in diverse fields, including sensing, robotics, and healthcare, paving the way for a future where the synergy between neuroscience and technology reshapes the very foundations of computing.

The integration of neuromorphic computing into the technological landscape not only offers advancements in specific applications but also lays the groundwork for future breakthroughs in various domains. The ability to emulate the complexities of the human brain is expected to yield highly adaptable and efficient systems, propelling artificial intelligence to new heights. This development aligns with the National Academy of Engineering’s pursuit of unraveling the mysteries of brain structure and function.

As we delve deeper into the realms of reverse engineering the brain, the potential impact on healthcare becomes particularly pronounced. Insights gained from understanding neural processes could revolutionize diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation strategies for neurological disorders. Moreover, the synergy between neuroscience and computing is likely to foster innovations in robotics, sensing technologies, and healthcare applications, amplifying our ability to address challenges related to aging, disabilities, and overall well-being.

The journey of reverse engineering the human brain is a testament to our relentless quest for knowledge and the transformative power of interdisciplinary collaboration. The convergence of neuroscience and technology is poised to redefine the boundaries of what is achievable, unlocking not only the secrets of the brain but also a cascade of possibilities that will shape the future of artificial intelligence, computing, and the overall well-being of humanity.

Understanding Consciousness

Embarking on the quest to comprehend the intricacies of consciousness stands as a formidable scientific pursuit, ranking among the most challenging endeavors in the annals of history. This ambitious exploration holds not only profound implications for our understanding of humanity but also presents ethical, legal, and societal considerations that resonate far into the future, particularly concerning the coexistence of humans and artificial intelligence. The potential outcomes of deciphering the mechanisms by which our brains generate consciousness extend beyond the realm of scientific curiosity, promising substantial economic impacts by advancing patient treatments, reshaping our connections with animals and the environment, and fortifying humanity against the existential risks entwined with the rise of general artificial intelligence. This endeavor is poised to usher in a new era where the economic landscape is reshaped by innovative treatments inspired by a deeper understanding of consciousness. The repercussions extend to our interactions with the natural world, prompting an evolution in environmental consciousness that can catalyze positive changes in how we perceive and safeguard our surroundings. Furthermore, the quest to fathom consciousness assumes a critical role in safeguarding humanity from the profound existential risks that accompany the emergence of general artificial intelligence, emphasizing the need for ethical considerations and thoughtful navigation of the uncharted territories that lie ahead.

Understanding Brain Development

Delving into the intricate mechanisms of brain development unveils critical insights into the dynamic changes that unfold during childhood. This profound understanding not only serves as a beacon for supporting healthy brain development in children but also holds the key to early identification of neurological disorders, including but not limited to autism, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning disabilities. The ramifications of early identification extend beyond mere diagnosis, as they pave the way for timely intervention, poised to significantly enhance outcomes for children grappling with these disorders.

The multifaceted tapestry of brain development unfolds further, revealing valuable insights into the cognitive processes that underpin how children learn and remember information. Armed with this knowledge, parents and educators can craft effective strategies that foster optimal learning environments and facilitate enhanced memory retention, laying the foundation for a more tailored and supportive educational experience.

Beyond cognitive aspects, understanding brain development offers a nuanced exploration into the intricate functional systems governing emotions and social development in children. This involves deciphering the specific brain regions responsible for emotional regulation and social behavior during childhood, providing clarity that can guide caregivers and educators in nurturing emotional intelligence and social skills.

Moreover, the implications of understanding brain development extend into the realm of mental health, offering a lens through which the underlying causes of disorders such as anxiety and depression in children can be comprehended.

By unraveling the complexities of brain development, we embark on a journey to foster a holistic approach to childhood well-being, where early interventions, informed strategies, and a deeper understanding of the neurobiological foundations contribute to a more comprehensive and compassionate approach to nurturing the next generation.

Moreover, a comprehensive understanding of brain development empowers us to delve into the intricate interplay between neural processes and mental health in children. By deciphering the underlying causes of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, we gain valuable insights that transcend the immediate challenges, guiding us toward more effective preventive measures and intervention strategies. This nuanced comprehension allows for the development of targeted approaches that not only address the symptoms but also target the root causes, fostering a more holistic and tailored approach to mental health care in children.

As we navigate the complex landscape of brain development, there is a growing recognition of the interconnectedness of various factors, including genetics, environment, and individual experiences. Research in this field not only refines our understanding of neurological processes but also fuels a paradigm shift in how we approach education, mental health, and the overall well-being of children. It underscores the importance of a collaborative effort involving parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and policymakers to create a nurturing environment that fosters optimal brain development, laying the groundwork for a healthier and more prosperous future for the upcoming generations.

Brain Disease Modelling

The intricate landscape of diseases affecting the nervous system unveils a tapestry of complexity, marked by diverse manifestations and compounded by the variable interplay of genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors that exhibit considerable individual variability. This intricate interplay adds layers of intricacy to the understanding and treatment of these conditions, underscoring the need for innovative approaches to unravel the mysteries of nervous system diseases.  In the contemporary scientific landscape, a paradigm shift is underway, driven by the convergence of cutting-edge biotechnology, robotics, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. This amalgamation of disciplines is empowering scientists and computer engineers with unprecedented tools to embark on the partial modeling of brain disease processes, offering a multi-faceted lens through which the complexities of these conditions can be scrutinized at various scales. This transformative approach represents a crucial leap forward in our capacity to comprehend the intricate mechanisms governing the progression of nervous system diseases.

Modeling these diseases becomes a linchpin in the quest for understanding their nuanced mechanisms, unraveling the intricacies of their progression, and ultimately devising strategies to halt and even reverse their impact. The synergy between emerging biotechnological techniques and the prowess of robotics, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence opens up new frontiers in disease modeling, allowing for a more comprehensive exploration of the factors contributing to disease complexity and individual variability.


Connecting Brains & Computers

In the realm of connecting brains and computers, the potential applications are boundless. From the early identification of illnesses to the precise orchestration of advanced robots and machines, and even navigating immersive digital landscapes, the impact is transformative. The integration of human brains with computers and artificial intelligence algorithms holds the promise of amalgamating decision-making capabilities with the vast data processing power of computers. This symbiosis is poised to usher in a new era of collaborative intelligence, enhancing researchers’ ability to uncover solutions for diseases that still elude medical control.


At Connectomes, our commitment extends beyond innovation to encompass ethical and safe applications for society. Upholding the highest ethical and legal standards throughout the technological development and delivery process is paramount, ensuring that our products and services contribute positively to the well-being of humanity. 

Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

The current limitations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) primarily revolve around its substantial energy requirements for scalability. In stark contrast, the human brain serves as a remarkable model of computational efficiency, operating on a mere ~20 watts of power while orchestrating a complex network of approximately 86 billion neurons. As we seek to propel computing systems and AI to greater heights, neuromorphic computing emerges as a promising paradigm.

Tracing the historical trajectory of neuromorphic computing reveals significant milestones:

  • In 1987, the design of a silicon chip aimed to emulate visual processing in the retina.
  • By 2000, artificial “neurons” were engineered to selectively amplify input signals, mimicking the functionality of the mammalian brain cortex.
  • In 2010, a silicon neurochip claimed functionality with 200,000 “neurons” interconnected by 50 million “synaptic connections.”
  • 2011 witnessed IBM unveiling its first “Synapse” chips, programmable and capable of playing pong.
  • Fast forward to 2014, where IBM presented a massively parallel cortical simulator running on the Blue Gene/P supercomputer, boasting 1.6 billion neurons and 8.87 trillion synapses—an impressive scale approximating a cat cortex and 4.5% of a human cortex.
  • By 2015, IBM introduced “TrueNorth,” a modular, scalable, non-von Neumann, ultra-low power, cognitive computing architecture. This innovation comprised a network of neurosynaptic cores featuring neurons, dendrites, synapses, and axons. The “TrueNorth” could be simulated on a mainstream supercomputer using “Compass” software—a multi-threaded, massively-parallel functional simulator running on the Blue Gene/Q Sequoia supercomputer with 1,572,864 processor cores and 1.5 petabytes of memory.

These milestones underscore the evolving landscape of neuromorphic computing, heralding a future where AI can achieve unprecedented efficiency, paving the way for transformative breakthroughs in computational capabilities.

Liberation Through Robotics

In the forthcoming decades, Elon Musk envisions a scenario where the number of humanoid robots on Earth surpasses that of humans, exceeding a staggering 10 billion. The sheer magnitude of such a prospect is awe-inspiring, not only in its scale but also in the transformative potential it holds. The economic implications of achieving this technological feat are monumental, contingent upon humanoid robots possessing cognitive capabilities akin to those of humans. This integration of humanoid robotics with Artificial Intelligence presents an extraordinary opportunity to revolutionize the workforce, ushering in an era where humans are emancipated from the burdens of repetitive and perilous occupations. The profound economic benefits inherent in this technological advancement hinge on the capacity of humanoid robots to emulate human-level cognitive capabilities, enabling them to perform daily tasks with human-equivalent proficiency. As a result, a paradigm shift unfolds, wherein humanoid robots, fueled by the prowess of Artificial Intelligence, become adept at assuming roles traditionally occupied by humans. This paradigm encompasses a spectrum of professions, liberating humans from laborious and hazardous jobs across diverse sectors such as mining, waste collection, construction, driving, software development, customer services, accounting, sales, security, and even military endeavors. The prospect of robots assuming routine tasks allows humans the freedom to engage in endeavors that emphasize innovation, creativity, and overall societal betterment, marking a significant stride toward a future where the workforce is characterized by collaboration between humans and intelligent machines.

Healthcare System Solution

The exorbitant costs of healthcare in the United States have catapulted it to the forefront of global expenditure, with 2021 witnessing a staggering $4.3 trillion allocated to healthcare spending. This financial burden is acutely felt by a substantial portion of the American population, as one hundred million individuals find themselves ensnared in the clutches of medical debt. The prevailing healthcare system, in its current state, operates as a systemic force propelling patients into a vortex of debt, disrupting the financial foundations necessary for securing a stable future.

This crisis is not merely a statistic; it is an impediment preventing countless Americans from saving for retirement, investing in their children’s education, or embarking on traditional avenues for securing a prosperous future, including the pivotal milestone of homeownership.

Compounding this issue is the demographic shift unfolding, with the U.S. population aged 65 and over projected to ascend from 13 percent in 2010 to an anticipated 20 percent by 2030. The elderly demographic, on average, bears a heavier financial burden in terms of healthcare expenses compared to other age groups. Consequently, there looms the prospect of a substantial upswing in total healthcare costs in the ensuing decade.

To address this burgeoning crisis, the imperative lies in the pursuit of effective treatments and eventual cures for the ailments associated with aging, particularly neurological diseases. These conditions not only exact a toll on the quality of life for the elderly population but also cast a formidable shadow on the well-being of their families. The path forward involves a concerted effort to innovate, research, and implement transformative solutions that not only alleviate the financial strain on individuals but also pave the way for a healthcare system that prioritizes well-being and financial security for all.

Ethical, Social & Legal Implications

In the ever-evolving landscape of emerging technologies, the promise of substantial benefits is accompanied by a tapestry of potential perils, necessitating a meticulous evaluation against rigorous control standards and the fundamental values of our society. Our company stands at the vanguard of innovation, cognizant of the responsibility it bears in navigating this complex terrain. We steadfastly adhere to stringent ethical and legal guidelines, recognizing that the intersection of technological advancements with societal values demands a nuanced and comprehensive approach. Ethical considerations are paramount in our commitment to responsible innovation. As we forge ahead into uncharted technological territories, we are acutely aware of the ethical dimensions inherent in every breakthrough. It is our unwavering pledge to not only comply with existing ethical standards but also to proactively engage with the ethical discourse surrounding emerging technologies. By doing so, we ensure that the values of our society are not only preserved but also enhanced through the thoughtful integration of technological advancements.

Our Belief System

At Connectomes, we conscientiously acknowledge our role in propelling humanity forward, recognizing that our pursuit of progress must be underpinned by thoughtful and responsible science and technological innovation. Within the framework of our expansive belief system, we passionately endorse the transformative potential of free creative innovation to effect positive change on a global scale.

Central to our ethos is the conviction that challenging the status quo is essential for ushering in meaningful advancements. We empower our teams to push the boundaries of conventional thinking, encouraging the exploration of original solutions and the conceptualization of inspiring designs for age-old problems. In our quest for responsible innovation, we understand that creating a safe work environment is paramount. Guided by a commitment to excellence and integrity, we instill rigorous work methodologies that ensure the conscientious and ethical conduct of our teams.

Responsible innovation extends beyond the confines of our workplace—it necessitates the cultivation of respectful relationships within our teams and with our broader community. Grounded in principles of transparency, openness, and trustworthiness, we forge connections that are not only collaborative but also socially conscious. Striving for inclusivity, we endeavor to create a work environment that respects diverse perspectives while actively fostering community engagement.

Our profound belief in the responsibility to protect our species and the sacred duty of preserving individual lives underscores our commitment to ethical and legal standards. We recognize that the utilization of technology and science to create a better world demands adherence to the highest ethical benchmarks.

Upholding these standards ensures the optimal creation of value for society, fostering a future where innovation aligns seamlessly with the welfare of our global community. As we navigate this journey of responsible innovation, we are driven by a deep-seated belief that our collective efforts will contribute to a world where progress is not only transformative but also synonymous with ethical integrity.

Within the intricate tapestry of our belief system, we view our commitment to the preservation of individual lives as a sacred trust. We recognize the profound impact that technology and science can wield on the well-being of humanity. Therefore, we hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards, ensuring that our innovations contribute positively to the fabric of society. This commitment extends to the meticulous consideration of the potential consequences and ethical implications of our technological advancements. By fostering an environment where ethical considerations are at the forefront of our endeavors, we strive to navigate the uncharted territories of innovation with a conscientious and forward-thinking approach.

As stewards of progress, we embrace the responsibility of protecting our species not only through the lens of immediate impact but also with a foresight that considers the long-term consequences of our actions. This entails a commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility, and the ethical treatment of all life forms. By incorporating these considerations into the core of our innovation processes, we aspire to leave a positive and lasting legacy for future generations. Our belief system transcends the boundaries of mere technological advancements; it encompasses a holistic approach that integrates ethical, social, and environmental consciousness, fostering a future where progress is synonymous with the enduring well-being of our planet and its inhabitants.