Posted on Saturday, 20 August, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: bulveye
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IBM have developed microchips capable of rewiring themselves and mimicking the human brain.
The chips are being hailed as the first step in a new era of cognitive computers in which machines can perform learning and recognition tasks in a more human-like way. "Imagine traffic lights that can integrate sights, sounds and smells and flag unsafe intersections before disaster happens," says SyNAPSE project leader Dharmendra Modha.
"The new chips could also lead to more powerful, efficient computers that take up less space, according to IBM."