From Hollerith to Synapse
IBM’s first cognitive computing chips mimic functions of the brain
Today, IBM announced the very first cognitive computing chips, designed to emulate the brain’s abilities for perception, action and cognition. The technology could yield many orders of magnitude less power consumption and space than used in today’s computers, and give computers a sort of “right brain” capability to match their superior calculating abilities. Following Watson, it is yet another example of IBM’s quest to build learning systems.