In Silico

Expected 2020

Presented by Sandbox Films, in co-production with Couple 3 Films and Hedgehog Films

A critical look at a decade of neuroscience, In Silico tells the story of Henry Markram, who declared in 2009 that he would build a full-scale digital simulation of a human brain within 10 years. Despite vocal critics, his Swiss-based Blue Brain Project snowballed into the 1-billion-euro Human Brain Project. What ensues is captured in director Noah Hutton’s 10-year chronicle of scientific controversy, personal tensions, and the vexing existential and ethical questions raised by trying to build a supercomputer simulation of the human brain.

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