Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

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Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Postby vgbaron » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:06 am


Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves unparalleled levels of power and efficiency, and IBM claims it may change the fundamental methods of computing.

The latest chip boasts more than 5 billion transistors, putting it in supercomputer-on-a-chip territory, but that's not the impressive part — those transistors are organized into 4,096 "neurosynaptic cores," on which are more than a million simulated "neurons" and 256 million "synapses." IBM's chip, you see, is an attempt to replicate the brain's style of processing information...

As we get closer and closer to bio-electronic connections, it's just a matter of time before MindScans become reality (is that a pun?).
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Re: Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Sh

Postby johncsummer » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:49 am

while ibm may think they can achieve this functionality from the device side... we think it happens on the "other side of the chasm". listen to this recent cnbc interview with jules ubach, ceo of otoy. otoy is a company which we (taylor frigon capital partners) were lead investors on. there are amazing things happening. john
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