Skynet Is ONLINE: Thinking Computers Move A Step Closer

Lookout Sarah Connor.

In Terminator fashion, IBM scientists have unveiled breakthrough software designed for programming silicon chips that “mimic aspects of the human brain.”

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The company claims the chips could pave the way for smart sensor networks that mimic the brain’s capacity for perception, action, and thought.

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“Our end goal is to create a brain in a box,” said Dharmendra Modha, an IBM Research senior manager who is the principal investigator for the project.

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IBM has been awarded $12 million in new funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to advance the research for this project.

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