IBM announces new chips modeled on the human brain!

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Aug 18, 2011
  1. TLSS_N
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    IBM has unveiled an experimental new type of microprocessor, called a cognitive computing chip, which is designed to emulate the operation of the human brain.

    The primary purpose of the technology, which is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA), is to develop computers capable of doing things computers don't currently do well, but human brains do. For example, a person is much better at facial recognition than a computer.

    In order to create their two protypes, IBM began by discarding the standard model for computer architecture, which separates memory and processing into separate components, tying all the memory to a single processor or group of processors using a shared data pathway called a bus.

    By contrast, their "neurosynaptic cores," spread both processing and memory throughout the processor similar to the way neurons and synapses are arranged in the brain.

    “This is a major initiative to move beyond the von Neumann paradigm that has been ruling computer architecture for more than half a century,” said Dharmendra Modha, project leader for IBM Research.

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    ...Has anyone read the book Robopocalypse?

    http://www.amazon.ca/Robopocalypse-Novel-D...n/dp/0385533853


    How long will it take for what happened in that book to happen IRl..


    Not to mention the Terminator movies and a shitload of other Robot Apocalypse Movies, books, songs, etc.


    BTW, I highly recommend that book up there
     
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    This sounds pretty fucking awesome.
     
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    Same as Neuron network? but with hardware accelerator?
     
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    IBM has a secret Aperture Laboratory where the test subjects with these kinds of chips are tested.
     
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    IBM created GLaDOS: [CONFIRMED]
     
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    This is brilliant and
    cynical mumble
    But this does hold for a mass load of potential applications [​IMG]
     
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    House of the future anyone?
     
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    Member Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

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    Whoa. This looks pretty freaking cool. [​IMG]
     
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    This +? (infinity) Book was awesome aswell.
     
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    Bad. Ass.

    It's crazy to think that in just a few years, there's a high likelihood that this will be surpassed two times over. The future is coming, and it is glorious...
     
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    But can it run Crysis!?
     
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    Isn't that basically what a computer already does?
     
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    This is the first step toward self-aware autonomous AI that makes its own decisions just like we do.

    We're doomed.
     
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    singularity? coming so soon? shiiit.

    next thing you know, we got robot revolutions (think Matrix). no thanks. anything but self-awareness please.
     
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    More like Skynet.
     
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    EDIT: Stupid mouse, sorry double post.
     
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    Relax. If there is an A.I. that thinks exactly like us, if it really is bent on exterminating its creators, it will be too caught up in procrastination to get anything accomplished.

    Humanity will live to loaf another day.
     
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    So that cpu think in pornz like humans? [​IMG]
     
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    so it's finally happened
     

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