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mike_m
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IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
mike_m   8/8/2014 11:44:35 AM
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"with the eventual goal of achieving human brain-sized systems of 100 trillion synapses or more."

 

I love this line in the article simply because as it stands right now this chip already has 1000 times the brain power of every United States politician combined, simply amazing!

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Re: IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
mikekirschner   8/8/2014 11:59:29 AM
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Oh man, you beat me to it! :)

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Re: IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
R_Colin_Johnson   8/8/2014 12:18:37 PM
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With brain-sized power in a low-power package maybe we can "augment" some of those who need more "smarts."

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IBM Brain chip
Intellijoule   8/8/2014 12:19:05 PM
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IBM, Politicians,

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IBM Brain chip
Intellijoule   8/8/2014 12:19:24 PM
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IBM, Politicians,

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IBM Brain chip
Intellijoule   8/8/2014 12:19:39 PM
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IBM, Politicians,

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IBM Politicans
Intellijoule   8/8/2014 12:35:30 PM
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The comment about chip versus the politicians is not correct!  You must be talking about USA politicans who have no brains at all. Vote for Netanyahu or Hero Putin if you want brains and action!  IBM and Apple will change the way computing occurs at the personal level. Great going IBM!! 

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The competition
alex_m1   8/8/2014 1:56:42 PM
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Yann lecun, another AI expert , is working on another chip, claim his chip could do much better , 3000 gsops/watt.

https://www.facebook.com/yann.lecun/posts/10152184295832143

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Brain On-a-Chip!
lonecowboy   8/8/2014 2:07:56 PM
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More information here regarding the people involved with this project :-> http://vlsi.cornell.edu/~ni49/

My former Conexant colleague Professor Alyosha Molnar is one of them!

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Re: The competition
R_Colin_Johnson   8/8/2014 5:52:58 PM
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LeCun makes some good points but he also says "would be capable" which indicates to me that his design is not a reality yet.

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