Why can't They be All 'Dumb' & Cute like Asimo? IBM's New NeuroSynaptic-Chip takes DARPA One-Step Closer to SkyNet-Actual!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:20
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A new software ecosystem for cognitive systems
Published on Aug 7, 2013
IBM researchers, led by Dharmendra S. Modha, have developed a programming language to enable the development of new sensory-based cognitive computing applications.The new software ecosystem supports all aspects of the programming cycle - from design through development, debugging and deployment -- and could enable a new generation of applications that mimic the brain's abilities for perception, action and cognition.
A Cognitive Information Superhighway
Published on Aug 7, 2014
Using today’s programming languages with the TrueNorth chip would be like trying to turn a screw with a hammer
New chip with brain-inspired non-von Neumann computer architecture has one million neurons and 256 million synapses
Built on Samsung’s 28nm process technology, the 5.4 billion transistors chip has an on-chip network of 4096 neurosynaptic cores but only consumes 70mW during real-time operation
Complete cognitive hardware and software ecosystem opens new computing frontier for mobile, cloud, supercomputing and distributed sensor applications
San Jose, CA. - 07 Aug 2014:
Scientists from IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is currently one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, yet, while running at biological real time, it consumes a minuscule 70mW—orders of magnitude less power than a modern microprocessor. A neurosynaptic supercomputer the size of a postage stamp that runs on the energy equivalent of a hearing-aid battery, this technology could transform science, technology, business, government, and society by enabling vision, audition, and multi-sensory applications.
Today’s breakthrough, published in Science in collaboration with Cornell Tech, is a significant step towards bringing cognitive computers to society.
There is a huge disparity between the human brain’s cognitive capability and ultra-low power consumption when compared to today’s computers. To bridge the divide, IBM scientists created something that didn’t previously exist—an entirely new neuroscience-inspired scalable and efficient computer architecture that breaks path with the prevailing von Neumann architecture used almost universally since 1946.
A brain-inspired chip to transform mobility and Internet of Things through sensory perception
Transforming Mobile: Low power chips could make your mobile phone as powerful as a supercomputer.
Jellyfish sensors: Buoys could monitor shipping lanes for safety and environmental protection.
Sensor Flower: Conversation sensors could identify and understand voice and appearance to automatically generate transcripts.
Roller Bot: Autonomous bots could be deployed in a disaster area to sense location of victims in search and rescue operations.
Thermometers That Can Smell: Sensors in future medical devices could recognize odors from certain bacteria.
What is a cognitive chip? The latest SyNAPSE chip, introduced on August 7, 2014, has the potential to transform mobility by spurring innovation around an entirely new class of applications with sensory capabilities at incredibly low power levels. This is enabled by an revolutionary new technology design inspired by the human brain. IBM built a new chip with a brain-inspired computer architecture powered by an unprecedented 1 million neurons and 256 million synapses. It is the largest chip IBM has ever built at 5.4 billion transistors, and has an on-chip network of 4,096 neurosynaptic cores. Yet, it only consumes 70mW during real-time operation — orders of magnitude less energy than traditional chips. As part of a complete cognitive hardware and software ecosystem, this technology opens new computing frontiers for distributed sensor and supercomputing applications.
The research is published in the journal Science. IBM collaborated with Cornell Tech to build the chip. The project was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
By Staff Reporter
Aug 08, 2014 06:09 AM EDT
Technology-giant IBM unveiled, Thursday, a postage-stamp sized chip that is as fast as a supercomputer and mimics the neuronal system.
The company says that it is the world's first "neurosynaptic computer chip". It has about 5.4 billion transistors and runs on 70mW of power - which is equivalent to the energy used by hearing-aid battery.
Its developers said that they moved away from the von Neumann computer architecture while building the chip. The research is a new step towards "cognitive computing" that allows information processing to be flexible, just like a human brain.
The project funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) published its research in a cover article on the August 8 edition of the journal Science.
Aug 07, 2014 by Rob Lever
IBM's new neurosynaptic processor intergrates 1 million neurons and 256 million (414) synapses on a single chip. Credit: IBM
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
The so-called "neurosynaptic" chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the scientists say.
The researchers from IBM, Cornell Tech and collaborators from around the world said they took an entirely new approach in design compared with previous computer architecture, moving toward a system called "cognitive computing."
"We have taken inspiration from the cerebral cortex to design this chip," said IBM chief scientist for brain-inspired computing, Dharmendra Modha, referring to the command center of the brain.
SyNAPSE: IBM Cognitive Computing Project - Software
Uploaded on Aug 8, 2011
Steven Esser, IBM Research - Almaden researcher on the SyNAPSE project, walks through the transformational technology behind cognitive computing.
Cognitive Computing: The SyNAPSE Project
Published on May 30, 2012
Join IBM's Dharmendra Modha - Manager, Cognitive Computing Systems and Master Inventor - as he offers a glimpse of IBM Research's efforts to develop a computer chip inspired by the human brain.
Cognitive computing systems learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own. They help human experts make better decisions by penetrating the complexity of Big Data.
What is cognitive computing?
Artificial intelligence meets business intelligence
Big Data growth is accelerating as more of the world's activity is expressed digitally. Not only is it increasing in volume, but also in speed, variety and uncertainty. Most data now comes in unstructured forms such as video, images, symbols and natural language - a new computing model is needed in order for businesses to process and make sense of it, and enhance and extend the expertise of humans. Rather than being programmed to anticipate every possible answer or action needed to perform a function or set of tasks, cognitive computing systems are trained using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think.
Systems with domain expertise
Cognitive computing systems get better over time as they build knowledge and learn a domain - its language and terminology, its processes and its preferred methods of interacting. Unlike expert systems of the past which required rules to be hard coded into a system by a human expert, cognitive computers can process natural language and unstructured data and learn by experience, much in the same way humans do. While they'll have deep domain expertise, instead of replacing human experts, cognitive computers will act as a decision support system and help them make better decisions based on the best available data, whether in healthcare, finance or customer service.
Humans and machines working together
In traditional AI, humans are not part of the equation, yet in cognitive computing, humans and machines work together. To enable a natural interaction between them, cognitive computing systems use image and speech recognition as their eyes and ears to understand the world and interact more seamlessly with humans. It provides a feedback loop for machines and humans to learn from and teach one another. By using visual analytics and data visualization techniques, cognitive computers can display data in a visually compelling way that enlightens humans and helps them make decisions based on data.
Published on Jul 12, 2013
If you want to learn more about this new era of cognitive computing, download a free chapter of Smart Machines, a book by IBM Research Director John E. Kelly III, at the Web site of Columbia University Press, http://cup.columbia.edu/static/cognitive
In an effort to help usher in a new era of cognitive computing, a team at IBM Research-Almaden has designed a cognitive chip called TrueNorth. It's based on a non-von Neumann computing architecture that's inspired by the function, low power consumption and compactness of the human brain. To help people understand how the technology could be used, they brainstormed a selection of sample applications. Think of them as cognitive apps. In this video, Bill Risk, one of the managers of the SyNAPSE project, explains some of the apps. For more about the SyNAPSE project and these neurosynaptic chips, read Building Blocks for Cognitive Systems: http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/neurosynapti...
Note: The background noise in this video is from a honkin' big server in the room. Can't be helped.
The Future of Cognitive Computing
Published on Jan 13, 2014
World renowned experts in the fields of psychology, artificial intelligence, management and healthcare share their views on the future of cognitive computing.
Daniel Hillis, Co-Chairman, Applied Minds, LLC
Thomas Malone, Director, Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT
Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate & Princeton Professor Emeritus
Douglas Johnston, MD, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Zach Lemnios, Vice President, IBM Research Strategy
IBM Unveil first workable graphene chip - This is REAL Genius
This Is Genius
Published on Feb 7, 2014
Computing giant IBM have demonstrated the first advanced, integrated graphene circuit - the first time the single-atom-thick carbon-based wonder material has been manufactured into a commercial grade component.
Graphene has the potential to create far more capable, faster, cheaper, smaller chips than silicon due to its incredible conductive properties and fine scale. Unfortunately that fine scale has so far been it's downfall - minor production defects can ruin the chip's extraordinary functionality and have so far made commercial production impossible.
** I mean really... must we tread the ED209 waters??
STOP Killer Robots, gosh dang it!
When POST-WWIII history's written, it may say that the War Against the Machines...began with Watson:
The New Era of Cognitive Computing
Published on Jun 4, 2014
Wed May, 21 2014 7:00 PM EDT — Wed May, 21 2014 8:00 PM EDT
The victory of IBM's Watson on Jeopardy! signaled the dawn of the era of cognitive systems. Scientists at IBM are creating machines that sense, learn, reason and interact with people in new ways. Cognitive systems can help gain insights into complexity and make informed decisions—potentially transforming business and society. This discussion will explore this and future possibilities. Audience members will receive a free copy of Smart Machines by John E. Kelly III and Steve Hamm, and Watson will treat guests to a signature cocktail after the panel. Lino Guzzella, Rector and designated President, ETH Zurich John E. Kelly III, IBM Senior Vice President, Director of IBM Research.
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ASIMO vs PETMAN [Most Advanced Humanoid Robots] JAPAN vs USA
Published on Aug 30, 2013
ASIMO on LIVE with Kelly and Michael
LIVE with Kelly and Michael
Published on Apr 15, 2014
The world's most advanced humanoid robot Honda's ASIMO makes his North American debut on LIVE with Kelly and Michael!!