New computer chip mimics human brain

By Rick · 15 replies
Nov 15, 2011
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  1. Plasticity. That is the term used to describe a key element deemed responsible for allowing our brains to learn, change and adapt. Researchers at MIT believe they have taken a…

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +114

    This is the only upgrade that may make your PC dumber
  3. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 981   +422

    A brain like chip is not even practical for normal computers, but I see how it can be used for research. Would several billion of those models of 400 transistors be able to make a life-like brain? I would love to know if those chips would make mistakes like people do.
  4. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 713   +73

    Terminator anyone?
  5. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    No, that one already has a proper name... Google
  6. in 100 years we will connect together...

    ps: who is big blue? hard questin..need google
  7. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    Why print chips for something experimental? were they so happy with the simulations to advance into printing such circuits?
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,404   +3,415

    Basically by making the PC more human like.

    PC's will forget which files were stored and which ones were not. The files would be in storage only for the CPU to forget where the files were placed.

  9. If they make the chip and let goes in the steps of moore law wont that more the normal CPU ... old , slow, obsolete and heating/cooling issuse. And making the brain chip fast, better, more energy efficiency and having no cooling/heating issuse...

    therefore make the brain chip viable in the long term ... you just dont what will happened in 10 or 20 years from now, we might be all use it by than and just like we are using moblie phone... by than it might be 40 billions transistors -/+ million

    cant wait for it to progress... watch this space!
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Yeah, that's the real problem. I've talked to some scientists that are working on this stuff, and it really comes down to power and cooling. In order to even remotely approach the power of the human brain the cooling and power issues would be enormous, with our current technology. Our brains are really amazing, the flying spaghetti monster really did an amazing job with his intelligent design.
  11. Have your fun, boys and girls. Skynet will be self-aware soon enough.
  12. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    They made analog signal
  13. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    Kewl, now we can let our computer automatically click those Facebook links that give away our information and compromise our accounts without us having to even think about it. ;)

    Interesting news though.
  14. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,952   +1,286

    iRobot anyone?
  15. "My CPU is a Neural Net Processor, a learning computer" - The Terminator
  16. Not really an amazing job with its design.. if there was a "creator" it had an infinite amount of time. and we have been evolving for 100's of millions of years.. were this close in what? 50 years or so? :p

    we might as well call ourselves gods :D

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