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Video: Cognitive Computing with the SyNAPSE Project

In this video, IBM’s Dharmendra Modha describes the SyNAPSE Project, a research effort to develop a computer chip inspired by the human brain.

I, along with seven IBM labs and fabs, and four universities are trying to bring together neuroscience, supercomputing, and nanotechnology to create a radically different computer architecture that mimics the function, low power, small size and real time of the human brain. Modern computers, because of their sequential, symbolic nature, can be likened to the left brain. Whereas the human brain is capable of parallel, short complex thinking and it can be likened to the right brain. Where our competitors are chasing the tail end of the left brain computers, IBM is opening up an entirely new way of computing, thinking, and serving our customers.

Read the Full Story on IBM’s Cognitive Computing efforts or check out chapter one of “Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing” by John E. Kelly III and Steve Hamm.

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