Russian scientists claim to have developed the first artificial brain with the same intellectual potential as a human.
The neuro-computer is based on the workings of the human brain cell and can out perform previous brain models.
It uses pioneering findings in neurophysiology and neuromorphology to produce a truly thinking machine, scientist Vitaly Valtsev has told the Interfax news agency.
He has warned of the potential of the scientific breakthrough, saying the new brain could turn into a Frankenstein monster if mistreated.
The scientist said: “This machine needs to be trained like a newborn child. It is extremely important for us to make it a friend, not a criminal or an enemy.”