Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Human Brain like Chips

SAN FRANCISCO: Computers, like humans! can learn ??? IBM is taking a key step in training a computer to behave like a human brain, both technologically and physiologically. The company has built two prototype chips that process data more like humans digest information than the chips that now powers PCs and supercomputers and are an evidence of the growing importance of multi-tasking computers.

But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it's only a narrow mimicry of what the human brain is capable.

A six-year-long project involving a hundred researchers and around $41 million funding from the US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) resulted into the production of these chips. It may take another decade for the chips to be out of the lab and find their place inside products.

The chips' ability to adapt to types of information that it wasn't specifically programmed to expect is a key feature.

 A computer with the power of the human brain is not yet near. But Modha said the latest development is an important step.
``It really changes the perspective from `What if?' to `What now?''' Modha said. ``Today we proved it was possible. There have been many skeptics, and there will be more, but this completes in a certain sense our first round of innovation.''

If such a chip is made it would bring a lot of changes in human life.But still I believe that it is not that easy   because we say that even Albert Einstein was not able to use 100% of his brain, we use it very less but still it brings out great products so a Human Brain like Chips would be interesting to see.

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