Prof. Hugo de Garis is head of the Brain Builder Group at the Computer Science Department, of Utah State University (USU), Logan, Utah. He was hired by the Computer Science Dept. of USU principally to establish a Brain Building Center, which will consist of professors, researchers, students, and industrialists, all working towards the same goal of building artificial brains, both as a new research discipline, and to create a new brain building industry. The steady exponential growth of electronic capacities resulting from Moore's law, makes brain building a realistic enterprise in the near future.
Artificial brain designer and theoretical physicist Prof. Hugo de Garis raised the issue of whether humanity should build godlike intelligent machines. Because of technological advances, he foresees a time in this century when artificial intelligence can be developed at the atomic level, and an object the size of an apple could surpass human brain capacity to the trillionth power.