New IBM computer chip mimics the human brain

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    Can you say Skynet? Eagle Eye?

    New IBM computer chip mimics the human brain - CNN.com
     
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    Hopefully not terminator. Computational technology never ceases to amaze me. It makes me wonder what the world will be like in 50 years.
     
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    A neural network learns by training with a coach. The coach supplies initial truth about it's decisions. So now we have the issue of machines taking on the biases of their trainer.

    I wonder if there's gonna be squabbles about who is imparting the conscience to these devices. Just like the current showdown on curriculum content or textbooks.

    Can't wait for the device that turns off your engine when it detects "unsafe driving patterns". Or better yet "The Forum Moderator Version 2.1"...
     
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    Mimicking the brain is not a problem. Self awareness is another story altogether. When a true AI comes into existence, we may become obsolete!!!
     
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    So we need fucked up machines now too?
     
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    Maybe not......... :eusa_whistle:

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFxos6tz-o]You are only a battery to them - MATRIX - YouTube[/ame]

    Uh oh.
     
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    LOL.
    That premise is a little off base, there are MUCH better power sources. The funny thing about that movies is that it assumes there would be a war that we can fight. Imagine that you can take the best solder, make him immune to pain, hunger and sleep. Clone his ability a thousand times over and then produce him in a matter of seconds per unit. THEN, make him extremely durable with customizable abilities. THAT makes victory impossible. There is no way around it. If there truly was a war with machines then it will be over before it begins.
     
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    Everything you said, plus we are so dependent on our networked machines that a true machine intelligence could cause rampant chaos without an actual robot body.
     
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    it forgets where it left its keys?
     
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