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Friday, August 08, 2014

Alex Knapp, Forbes: "I'm holding in my hand a chip with one million neurons, 256 million synapses, and 4096 cores. With 5.4 billion transistors, it's the largest chip IBM has built." Dharmendra S. Modha sounds positively giddy as he talks to me on the phone. This is the third time I've talked to him about his long-term project -- an IBM project with the goal of creating an entirely new type of computer chip, SyNAPSE, whose architecture is inspired by the human brain. This new chip is a major success in that project.

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4096 cores? Just imagine how fast that would be to download porn!

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2014-08-07 03:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid

www.huffingtonpost.com

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-07 04:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

re:#6

Please.....

Technology allows me to connect with an incredibly more number of people, and be more productive in my social life. For instance, the 200 names in my contact list, and a calendar that fills up with people and events.

I have more in depth conversations about the world because I am better informed about the world, and others opinions. The DR is a perfect tool for that.

Without it I wouldn't have ever travelled outside the US.

On a final note, if we would drop the social safety net and let those that use technology to become stupid fail in life, perhaps we would have a society that used technology better.

For instance, if you hit someone texting while crossing the street....
We should award you sticker for the HOV lane.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-08-07 04:22 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha"

Damn immigrants! He toooook yer jooooooob!

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-07 04:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

For instance, if you hit someone texting while crossing the street....
We should award you sticker for the HOV lane.

Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-08-07 04:22 PM | Reply

They should also get 10,000 dollars with the sticker. 50,000 for anyone who runs over anyone in a motorized scooter that uses the driving lanes like a car.

#9 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-07 04:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

"For instance, the 200 names in my contact list"

Is that an argument for or against technology?

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-07 05:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Damn immigrants! He toooook yer jooooooob!

Pretty sure he is here legally on a work visa at the minimum.

Go ahead with your confusion between legal and illegal immigration.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-08-07 05:20 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

So your are "sure", huh?

So please detail how he arrived here then.

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-07 06:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Pretty sure and positive are too different things or is that also news to you?

As far as how I am pretty sure? When you have an award winning published scientist odds are strong that ICE will check him out and you out. When you are a corporation like IBM employing someone who will be published while working for you it is a fairly simple matter to arrange a work visa rather than risk prosecution for hiring and illegal immigrant.

Like I said pretty sure, however since I neither work for IBM or ICE I can not be positive. Maybe you are right and IBM is risking investigation and prosecution by ICE rather than jump through the hoops to make him legal.

#13 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-08-07 06:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

The first comment is #2 and the second comment is #6.

What is this, The Prisoner?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-08-08 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

#14 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Well done sir.

#15 | Posted by memyselfini at 2014-08-09 03:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

… and, once you've become proficient in this new exciting taxpayer funded technology, expect your new job to be outsourced within two years to India or China. Then, you'll be fighting for scraps of work for less than $20 an hour with every other poor American slob who thought this was going to be the ‘next big thing'

#16 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-08-09 08:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

this is neat, but so as to calibrate your expectations:

in the quest to build an artificial brain, we're still stuck at c.elegans with its 302 neurons. open worm project.

we're still orders of magnitude away from cracking the code.

#17 | Posted by Zarathustra at 2014-08-10 09:24 AM | Reply | Flag:

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