Science fiction turning into reality, its not gonna take too long guys. IBM recently made know to the world about their “synaptic” processor project. It was a U.S Defense funded project, in which a chip that mimics the architecture of the Human Brain.In short words they are developing Artificial Intelligence.
Learning and understanding are the two things computers have not been great at.The IBM chip can adapt to certain situations by re-wiring itself. As of now, it can perform basic operations like solving mazes and recognizing patterns.But these are just simple tasks so don’t get carried away thinking that this is like the skynet from terminator.
The chip uses only 256 silicon neurons when compared to the brain which uses 100 billion neurons, so one can discern just how small the chip is.