Director Noah Hutton talks to Alexis Gambis about In Silico and his ten-year journey following a neuroscientist's quest to simulate the human brain. Hutton talks about his journey throughout making a film that spans ten years and what inspired him to do so. They discuss the role of scientific data in storytelling.
Synopsis: A young filmmaker sets out to document a brilliant neuroscientist who has become frustrated with his field’s status quo. With time elapsing and millions of dollars on the line, In Silico explores an audacious 10-year quest to simulate the entire human brain on supercomputers. Along the way, it reveals the profound beauty of tiny mistakes and bold predictions — a controversial space where scientific process meets ego, and where the lines between objectivity and ambition blur.