International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) R&D team are said to be very close to unveiling a new set of experimental processing chips, which are designed to closely mirror the activities and capabilities of neurons found in animal brains. The experimental chips are currently being labelled as TrueNorth chips and are expected to help the firm leap frog competition and offer a processing chip which is hyper smart.
DHARMENDRA MODHA, one of the lead R&D guru’s at International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) while walking visitors through the lab in which these chips are being developed goes on to simply state that, “You’re looking at a small rodent.” His comments are directed at a small cabinet sized potpourri of “computer chips and the circuit boards and the multi-colored lights” which have been coded to work and compute akin to the brain of a small rodent.
Cognitive Computing Group Findings
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) have come up with a digital equivalent of a rodent brain. The chips which make up the experimental computing device are rigged to mimic the actions and reactions of brain cells called neurons. The neuros are biologically defined as the building blocks of a working brain. Mr. Modha, who is the current head of the highly secretive cognitive computing group at the big blue firm has expressed confidence that his team is close to fine tuning a perfect “neuromorphic” chip which would eventually help the firm take giant strides in the realm of artificial intelligence.
It is for the first time in many years that the progress made by the cognitive computing group at International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has been so transparently showcased to the broader tech world. In order to surcharge the development cycle of their brain child, the R&D geeks at the ARMONK, NY tech behemoth have made available their digital Rodent brain to academics and government researchers.
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