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New microchip rivals the human brain

Posted on Saturday, 20 August, 2011 | Comment icon 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."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Emperor470 on 21 August, 2011, 3:23
great just great just now that i had bought machetes 2 ak47s my 45mm an rpg and an old ww1 replica tank for the zombie apocalypse now im going to have to buy some water guns water baloons and build a pool around my house ill probably also need some old fire truck dam next thing you know space nazis attack
Comment icon #9 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 21 August, 2011, 4:06
If aliens thought the way we do, they're all robots by now.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Paracelse on 21 August, 2011, 4:16
Humans; the only race that want to render itself obsolete. Why do we rely THAT much on computer when we could make OURSELVES Better... we always rely on technology, but never on ourselves. :tu:
Comment icon #11 Posted by Paracelse on 21 August, 2011, 4:37
Has anyone called the Gubernator?
Comment icon #12 Posted by gOOgLer on 21 August, 2011, 9:48
If so, very soon all humans will be looking for replacing their inferior human brains with superior chips. :-))
Comment icon #13 Posted by Paracelse on 21 August, 2011, 15:21
If so, very soon all humans will be looking for replacing their inferior human brains with superior chips. :-)) For some I don't know if a single chip will suffice.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Hybrid89 on 24 August, 2011, 8:43
Terminator springs to mind when I read this article. ofc not Arny as such but the whole AI Robots taking over the world, sounds silly if you say it out loud but is it really such a far off theory. Im all up for advancements in technology, I think its a good thing but seriously there is a fine line that you dont cross. I agree we should remain more in control and rely more on ourselves then machines. That being said somethings are only accomplish-able via machines. If we could advance technologically but keep a balance , im all up working towards that idea/theory.
Comment icon #15 Posted by SoundWaveFX on 27 August, 2011, 12:05
How can such smart people, be so stupid? What the hell are we doing to ourselves? We as humans have gotten by and survived for thousands of years, possibly hundreds of thousands without the need for traffic lights that have a sense of smell. For goodness sakes, to me that is just creepy. If they are ever invented, then I will not touch the dam things, I wont even go near them. It's not because I smell, because I don't. I just dont want to be near anything like that. Think about it, technology is increasing at a rapid rate. Is our quality of life increasing at a rapid rate too? Some, if not man... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Ludwik on 27 August, 2011, 13:11
I agree. I think there is a danger in creating computer minds that are more intelligent than ours. Look how much we rely on current technology. Our civilization would collapse if just our current technology would suffer a meltdown. Our reliance on technology increases as that technology becomes more sophisticated. In the future, as we become more and more dependent on developing technology, there may come a tipping point when everything is taken care of by AI computers and robots. At what point does dependence and slavery merge? Negative effects of dependence on technology accumulate slowly. T... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by Bildr on 29 August, 2011, 1:53
How can such smart people, be so stupid? What the hell are we doing to ourselves? We as humans have gotten by and survived for thousands of years, possibly hundreds of thousands without the need for traffic lights that have a sense of smell. For goodness sakes, to me that is just creepy. If they are ever invented, then I will not touch the dam things, I wont even go near them. It's not because I smell, because I don't. I just dont want to be near anything like that. Think about it, technology is increasing at a rapid rate. Is our quality of life increasing at a rapid rate too? Some, if not man... [More]


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