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IBM says new chip mimics the human brain

Computers with processors that mimic the human brain’s cognition, perception, and action abilities are a lot closer than they’ve ever been after IBM on Wednesday unveiled the first generation of chips that will power them.
The announcement comes nearly three years after IBM and several university partners were awarded a grant by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to re-create the brain’s perception, cognitive, sensation, interaction, and action abilities, while also simulating its efficient size and low-power consumption.

While it’s too early to say exactly what kind of applications will be powered by the new chips, IBM Research Project Leader Dharmendra Modha suggested that they will likely tackle some of the thorniest problems in computing.

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