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2014-08-09 05:39:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online IBM researchers have announced the development of a new computer chip that is inspired by the brain, mimicking the way that the mind can recognize patterns utilizing a web of interconnected transistors to simulate neural networks. The processor is named TrueNorth, and according to John Markoff of the New York Times, it contains more than 5.4 billion transistors, yet requires no more power to function than a hearing aid (just 70...

2014-08-07 16:32:52

New chip with brain-inspired non-von Neumann computer architecture has one million neurons and 256 million synapses SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip...

2014-04-02 16:36:34

2014 Fellows to serve as global, technology ambassadors for key, economic growth regions ARMONK, N.Y., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has elevated a record number of eleven scientists to the IBM Fellow honor, the company's most prestigious technical distinction. The 2014 Fellows will be responsible for carrying out the Technology Ambassador Initiative, which is to drive growth through innovation and is directly tied to the roots of the IBM program. The Fellow honor...

IBM Program Language For Brain Computer
2013-08-08 10:40:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though modern computers are able to churn through piles of data and power much of our world, they're nowhere near as powerful as the human brain. But for over five years IBM has been hard at work trying to create a computer chip that thinks like a brain in partnership with US defense agency DARPA and others. Now they say they've moved one step forward in their aim to develop brain-like computers by creating a computer programming...

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2008-11-21 15:35:45

The U.S. government and IBM have announced a collaborative effort to develop computers that mimic brain functions such as decision-making or image recognition. The so-called "cognitive computing" project combines the efforts of neurobiologists, computer and materials scientists, as well as psychologists. The project has received a $4.9 million grant from US defense agency DARPA in order to create technology capable of large-scale data analysis. IBM, along with Stanford University, the...


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