The Air Force and IBM are building an AI supercomputer

The Air Force and @IBM are building an #AI supercomputer #techradio

  • IBM and the USAF announced on Friday that the machine will run on an array of 64 TrueNorth Neurosynaptic chips.
  • The TrueNorth chips are wired together like, and operate in a similar fashion to, the synapses within a biological brain.
  • That is, these chips don’t require a clock, as conventional CPUs do, to function.VIDEOWhat’s more, because of the distributed nature of the system, even if one core fails, the rest of the array will continue to work.
  • This 64-chip array will contain the processing equivalent of 64 million neurons and 16 billion synapses, yet absolutely sips energy — each processor consumes just 10 watts of electricity.Like other neural networks, this system will be put to use in pattern recognition and sensory processing roles.
  • The Air Force wants to combine the TrueNorth’s ability to convert multiple data feeds — whether it’s audio, video or text — into machine readable symbols with a conventional supercomputer’s ability to crunch data.This isn’t the first time that IBM’s neural chip system has been integrated into cutting-edge technology.

Supercomputers today are capable of performing incredible feats, from accurately predicting the weather to uncovering insights into climate change, but they sti…
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Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking — RT UK

Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking

  • ” It follows that computers can, in theory, emulate human intelligence – and exceed it .”
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the worst thing to ever happen to humanity, acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned.
  • Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking
  • ” The rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity .”
  • Hawking warned AI ” could develop a will of its own – a will that is in conflict with ours. “


Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the worst thing to ever happen to humanity, acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned.

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