IBM is creating larger brain-mimicking computers

IBM recently shipped its NS16e computer with neuromorphic chips, and is working toward computers that come closer to the scale of a human brain IBM’s NS16e brain-inspired computer. Credit: IBM IDG News Service Mar 31, 2016 12:24 PM IBM says it wants to make intelligent computers that can make decisions like humans. This week, it shipped the NS16e, its largest brain-inspired computer yet, and has big goals ahead. The company plans to create bigger versions of the NS16e — which was purchased by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — to come closer to matching the scale of a human brain. “Perhaps one day we may see a single rack of neurosynaptic system with as many neurons and synapses as in a human brain,” said Jun Sawada, a researcher at IBM, in…


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