Friday, 19 August 2011

The *evolution* of computers

Tokyo. The large orange circular area near the centre is the Imperial palace
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Picture: Eric Fischer
IBM has developed silicon microchips that it says mimic how the brain works and "rewire" themselves in response to new information.
The technology has been hailed as a move towards "cognitive computing", allowing machines to perform human-like functions such as recognition and learning.
The new chips could also lead to more powerful, efficient computers that take up less space, according to IBM. The work aims "to create a system that not only analyzes complex information from multiple sensory modalities at once but also dynamically rewires itself as it interacts with its environment - all while rivalling the brain's compact size and low-power usage", the firm said.
"These chips are another significant step in the evolution of computers from calculators to learning systems, signalling the beginning of a new generation of computers and their applications in business, science and government,” said Mr Modha.
article in The Telegraph


  1. cyborg stuff!! so till when do we plug our brains with cables n then download stuff
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