IBM to build brain-like computers

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IBM to build brain-like computers
By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter, BBC News


The ultimate goal is to create a circuit with the complexity of a cat's brain :redface:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7740484.stm
 

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Meh honestly this isn't something to be excited about. I'll believe it when i see it, or even better when its implemented commercially.
 
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I work in this field and I'm pretty sure that this article doesn't actually say anything. They describe essentially the same kinds of things that lots of people are doing and say that they will do it on a Blue Gene.... So what? There are already several other supercomputing collaborations to do this sort of thing. One to my knowledge is also trying to use a Blue Gene supercomputer in collaboration with IBM. At least from that news article, it isn't at all clear what is novel about this one.

That isn't to say that their project isn't interesting and novel. It very well might be. Just that, this article about it is pretty useless.
 

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