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IBM experimental chips emulate the human brain

IBM has unveiled two prototype computer chips that are said to emulate the human brain (Im...

IBM has unveiled two prototype computer chips that are said to emulate the human brain (Image: SyNAPSE)

“Future applications of computing will increasingly demand functionality that is not efficiently delivered by the traditional architecture,” said Dharmendra Modha, project leader for IBM Research. “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.”

Partners in Phase 2 of SyNAPSE include Columbia University, Cornell University, the University of California at Merced, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.