|Manu||Date: Sunday, 21-August-2011, 3:03 PM | Message # 1|
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.
"Imagine traffic lights that can integrate sights, sounds and smells and flag unsafe intersections before disaster happens or imagine cognitive co-processors that turn servers, laptops, tablets, and phones into machines that can interact better with their environments,” said Dharmendra Modha, the leader of the SyNAPSE project, a collaboration with American universities that has so far received $20m in funding from DARPA, the Pentagon's technology research arm.
Full article/source - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol....in.html