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08. 23. 2011

IBM creates 'brain chip'

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Computer manufacturer IBM has announced a project, which will aim to create a new chip to mimic the human brain, according to Ubergizmo.

With the help of funding from the US Defense, the company wants to create a machine which will not only learn new things, but understand them and adapt to certain situations.

Although in many ways the new chip will be a big step forwards, we shouldn't get too excited (or even scared) about the prospect of robots that are just like humans quite yet. After all, the chip is currently made up of 256 silicon neurons and the human brain can have up to one hundred billion neurons!

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