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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thinking Chips

From IEEE Spectrum: IBM Unveils New Brain Simulator. ' ... Scientists and engineers at IBM revealed yesterday that they have created the largest brain simulation on a supercomputer to date. The number of neurons and synapses in the simulation exceed those in a cat’s brain; previous simulations have reached only the level of mouse and rat brains. The cortical simulator, called C2, runs on Dawn, a Blue Gene/P supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ... ' . ... It has as many neurons as a cat, but is it as intelligent as a cat? Update: Here is a good response to the reality behind this cat and mouse game.

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