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Why can't They be All 'Dumb' & Cute like Asimo? IBM's New NeuroSynaptic-Chip takes DARPA One-Step Closer to SkyNet-Actual!

Oh DARPA, why oh why must y'all statist socipathic nerds be not solely relegated to being into cute and adorable things on 4CHAN, instead??

A new software ecosystem for cognitive systems

http://youtu.be/J69EJxUr8mw
IBM Research
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

http://youtu.be/5izS3lAZHmI
IBM Research
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 IBM SyNAPSE Chip Could Open Era of Vast Neural Networks

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.

IBM SyNAPSE Infographic

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.

IBM Research: Cognitive Computing/Projects/NeuroSynaptic Chips

Brain Power

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.

Infographic: Brain Power!

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.

IBM Unveils Tiny Chip that Mimics Brain

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.

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

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.

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SyNAPSE: IBM Cognitive Computing Project - Software

http://youtu.be/agYJSdMWXYQ
IBMResearchAlmaden
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

http://youtu.be/gQ3HEVelBFY
IBM Research
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

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.

Cognitive Apps

http://youtu.be/AHcRRfpHPt4
IBMSocialMedia
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

http://youtu.be/YRdeFdiBjHM
IBM Research
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.

Featuring:
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

Learn more: http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/index.shtml

IBM Unveil first workable graphene chip - This is REAL Genius

http://youtu.be/IWxn_a0dEKI
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.

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** 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

http://youtu.be/kbFjSKkb6Ng
IBM Research
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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Stay ASiMO! Stay! Good Robot!

ASIMO vs PETMAN [Most Advanced Humanoid Robots] JAPAN vs USA

http://youtu.be/dHSaUs0_A_4
Humanoid Robot
Published on Aug 30, 2013

ASIMO on LIVE with Kelly and Michael

http://youtu.be/skXYr8BzjpM
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!!



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Very interesting Ancap...

Time to start prepping for the "War against the Machines" version of SHTF.

No seriously, but the speculation could be endless. I'd bet the military already has had a sky-net like super-computer, probably more akin to what was in that movie "Eagle Eye". This technology is interesting though because it appears it could be used to make lots of smaller, more portable devices more "intelligent".

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Interesting

Although they can't call it intelligence, it is still more of a chinese room...(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_room) I would even argue that even if they create a computer that operates like a human brain, it still isn't intelligent... the human brains of just about everyone will still do the wrong thing sometimes and ignore logic and facts... that isn't very intelligent.

Jeff Hawkins of Numenta is closer than anyone in developing a machine that can think.

indeed, it'll always be a 'close approximation' & mimicry,

no matter how 'more human than human' these sociopathic nerds claim, when humans barely know what it means to be human.

http://www.dailypaul.com/322771#comment-3451293

plus, the mind can't tell the difference between real vs perceived to be real. so...er...guess we be f#$ked up in hiya .o/

batter up: ED209 demands robot rights, as human privilege is waaaay too 'racist'

oh yes, that day shall come. xD er... .0/

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

silly me; forgot to add (unless it wasn't self-evident enough)

that the The New Era of Cognitive ­Computing's set is straight out of the first Matrix:

The Matrix Meeting Morpheus Scene HD

http://youtu.be/gDadfh0ZdBM
TheMatrixFan314

"The Matrix" (1999) -- 'Construct' Scenes

http://youtu.be/AGZiLMGdCE0
GalacticArchive

nope, nothing ominously Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain there! .o/

Pinky and the Brain in 5 Seconds

http://youtu.be/MHn0pBePN7I
Taking one step closer and two steps back doesnt help me
Uploaded on Aug 22, 2009

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Thanks for collecting this

Thanks for collecting this information, I've wanted to know more about it since I heard about it yesterday. Very exciting stuff.

Rather than fear this, I believe the effects of these primitive AI systems, leading up to strong AI systems (around 2019 for a desktop computer to be able to simulate the processing power of a single human brain and around the year 2045 a desktop computer will have the processing power of ALL human brains) it will radically affect life for every person on Earth. This is not science-fiction, it's science-COMMERCE!

well, for me, it's not fear, nor fear for 'fear-sakes,'

especially when DARPA is involved, which always becomes a face-palm rhetorical whenever the natively oxymoronic 'DARPA's scientific advancement' is uttered, or such sentiment and/or meme is inferred, stated or conveyed: it's 100% fascist military-policestate technocracy in action. no if's, end's, or but's.

I don't fear technology, nor tech adoption into daily human living. Though, I am a selective neo-Luddite, by choice, with certain things.

I do however discern whether 'tyranny of good intentions'-motherfcukers have stolen human wealth and potential to redirect it into central-command-control fascist govt endeavors, to develop tech, versus, say... whether a tech progress has been made on a voluntary free-market, wholly-non-corporatist/non-governmental basis (or... suppose, seeing as how it's almost impossible to avoid corporatist fascist govt grants/permits/licensing/meddling/interference in high-tech R&D, for the time being, as consciously less corporatist/govt funding and/or involvement as much as possible. but really, least of all, funding from the wholly, primarily military applications-focused DARPA, of all entities):

IBM Unveils Tiny Chip that Mimics Brain

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.

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

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.

This isn't "science commerce," it's corporatist/fascist science-'commerce.'

I mean seriously, can we not have proper pair of shades, without tax-thieving corporatist NASA contracts/contractors?

Of course, while not ignoring the...to certain extent, an inevitable, utterly statist corporatist/fascist historic reality directed trajectory of where the aerospace industry is today, still, can Elon Musk NOT have NASA and/or USAF be his number one contract...for a 'private' rocketry biz??

just imagine... if all that talent were focused, solely on NON-corporatist govt, actual, peaceful, prosperous, conscious human-serving tech advancement, instead of rationalizing the dual use (military & by proxy, civilian) tech 'advancement'-farce.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

A family relative had a

A family relative had a personal friend who worked in artificial intelligence development for a government agency (I don't know the exact agency), but it must've been at least ten years ago that this guy mentioned to me that the government at that time had full-blown supercomputers scaled down to the size of a sugar cube, so this new announcement from IBM is just now the tip of the iceberg as far as what has existed for years.

don't doubt it, considering they were able to design

the complex, compound curves on SR-71 without the benefit of advanced CAD/CAM & fluid dynamics modeling algorithms...as 'early' as late-1950's.

extrapolate that tech progression...

prima facie, it's preposterous to assume that they're NOT much more advanced or have more advanced tech sitting 'idle' at some corporatist govt lab somewhere.

plus the 'everyday usage' examples that IBM displayed are friggin' trinkets; they're the GE's equivalent of showing you their household appliances divisions products as their premier tech.

total nonsense.

in the same series of video, they don't hide the agenda of wanting to 'right-brain'-neuronetwork the entire world with their chips in everyone's consumer products, so they can 'evolve' a better synthetic 'brain.' it is the total surveillance model...'by choice,' no matter how one looks at it.

if people thought big-bro is ubiquitous now, wait until IBM's neurochip or its equivalent competitive variants are in every single electronic product. muahahahahaha!

in some sense though, like any tech, as history always holds true: there would be counterprevailing forces of white hats using the same tech to evade, if not improve for actual productive things. so the tech itself isn't what I'm concerned about in the end. it's the DARPA nexus, and the historical fact that somehow, those with the most advanced tech always seem to be the most evilest of evil motherfcukers.

xD

though, who knows: maybe they really are a "breakaway civilization;" whoTF could be 100% certain about anything govt & corporatist Mil. Ind. Complex contractors, when their operative modus operandi is lie, lie, lie, obfuscate, obfuscate, obfuscate, and equally exaggerate and undersell.

regardless, there's no doubt they're sitting on much more advanced tech, not to mention, cleaner, renewable energy resources & tech, which makes the prospect of current geopolitical trajectory & energy politics, all the more insanely evil & Machiavellian.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul