Friday, August 19, 2011

IBM New Chip "Living Brain"

IBM along side DARPA, have created the worlds first two working prototypes of a "neurosynaptic chip", based on the synapses and neurons of the human brain. What does this mean? Simple, means these first generation computing cores represent a major leap in speed, power, and efficiency in the computing world. Built on "45 nanometer silicon/metal oxide semiconductor platform, both chips have 256 neurons." Each unique chip has the ability to learn form its own actions, proving a leap forward into A.I. They were modeled of the pattern from the "brain" as a unique chip system that would is the first of its kind to ever exist. IBM's goal is to build a chip system with 10 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses that would consume only 1-kilowatt-hour of electricity and fit inside a shoe-sized box. That is the clear goal and with these new chip much progress has been made. Although these current chips are still  billions and trillions of numbers away from what IBM wants, working along side DARPA and being funded by the SyNAPSE program could yield much faster results. Still, this new chips are already being called the rise of true A.I as the computing components are modeled by that of  a human mind; it allows them to learn by itself by their own actions.
Whether or not these will benefit humanity are a no brainer. They will allow us to get into new fields of technology not possible years ago, but the question is whether or not these chips  may become "too smart" even for us humans to understand.




(Sources, DARPA.mil, IBM.com, Globalpost, human mind wiki)

43 comments:

revilo251 said...

yh bt its the inventions like these tht will allow machines to take over the world :p a chip tht can learn from its own actions D:

Now You Know said...

terminator here we come!

TwistOfEvents said...

Wow the innovation is too fast for me to grasp my head around.

Jammer said...

I was reading about this last night amazing

GHive said...

I have read about this, there are other companies doing the same, the funny thing is that being a neuron based processor it needs to be fed... so will will we be expected to put a drop of protein every few days in the CPU, otherwise the tissue will die LOL!

PvtCarlin said...

This is extreme lol

Mr Jack House said...

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Andy said...

HAH! I loved the Terminator comment. Technology is moving so fast these days.....

Dragmire said...

Wow, impressive. Is there anything technology can't do?

TheSeint05 said...

Learning hardware. Just hope "Skynet" isn't in my lifetime hahaha

Galahadxs said...

Amazing

Chase said...

Oh technology..I've studied the anatomy of the brain quite a bit, it's boggles the mind knowing how much is actually in there...

Murdernickel said...

I have a feeling that the singularity is going to be soon

Jack said...

Wow, they finally got to the next step. I thought we were going to be stuck for longer than this.

aLH3x said...

wow, it looks like to be a great chip!I love 45nm CPUs! :P

My 2 Pesos said...

DERPA you said? lol
Man, soon scientists will replace our brains with this stuff. :/

Hento the loony repairman :D said...

soon and sooner we will craft a processor capable of matching our brains (in performance and capacity) but they will never have a soul!!!! , scary ;c

ShadedGaming said...

They've been saying that the latest CPU cores and chips are replicas of the "human brain" since the '70s.

Canihas said...

read about this stuff earlier, pretty amazing if you asked me. technology is advancing at such an exponential rate.

Seriousname said...

thats insane! i wonder how much itll cost when released to public...

Pieter MD said...

Hope we will always out think machines :D

Internet Catch Of The Day said...

On our way to positronic brains? Isaac Asimov would be proud!

GHive said...

It's just a matter of time now! One of these days....!

Oscar said...

this is great but also sounds like another step into A.I. which skeptics would then think machines could take control hahaha.

Randall A. said...

Living Brain had me worried about the robopocalypse. Haha

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Vague Raconteur said...

Kinda scary. Robots will have a brain in a small chip, which would make our brains inferior. They could advance, and it all goes iRobot.

Will Smith better be ready...

Michael Arsenault said...

I've read about this, it will only be a matter of time before skynet will kill us all haha!

CrazyTurkishBoy said...

This is fricking insane, the things they're doing with technology these days. What if they made one of these so powerful it could function as a replacement human brain? Some scary thoughts..

Ghevrix said...

That's amazing. I love reading about tech like this. It feels like the first real steps toward the sci-fi future everyone imagines. Followed!

Sylar said...

nice post :P
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Untouchable said...

Great research, this is amazing.

Humphrey said...

An then it becomes self aware, goes threw the naming and figuring out things process like the sperm whale from the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy and then takes over the world.

Publius said...

Awesome device, it can be very useful, but I'm always worried when I hear about AI. It really could get out of our control if it is able to evolve. Awesome post again.

FR said...

Read about this today. I guess you can play video games with a computer now?!

DesoWave said...

It's the beginning of the end.

motsu said...

cool shit... have you read up on braingate? it was a project trying to get computers to decode brain waves.... cant wait to see future technologies that incorporate computers and our brain.

Cid said...

This is extremely fascinating. I don't believe that this kind of stuff is actually invented during my lifetime..

Ruben said...

im so afraid of the robot take over lol

frankcom said...

Wow. This is just...Amazing.

AyJim said...

wow technology's amazing

Morph1n3 said...

Thats some crazy tech. WOW

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