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 SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 18, Issue 3 Week of January 19, 2015 





The Ultimate Biocomputer:

Brain or Cell?

Part I




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The Ultimate Biocomputer: Brain or Cell? Part I


Understanding Neurons

The Internal Design

The Grand Design


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Takeout Window

Malware Going Exponential


Upgrades and Numbers

Russia at War: Ukraine

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The Ultimate Biocomputer:

Brain or Cell?


Part I: The Brain


We have been writing about the importance of pattern recognition since 1995 - and, more recently, about the need for Pattern Recognition Processor (PRP) chips to do this specific task in computing ("SNS: The Most Important Chip Not Yet Invented," 2.12.13). SNS members have followed the recent spate of announcements in the fields of neuromorphic processors, brain-inspired design, neural networks, and artificial intelligence (which still seems like a misnomer).


Clearly, from DARPA to Google, from IBM to Qualcomm, from the Allen Institutes to the EU Brain Project, something is afoot: the world has decided that biomimicry is the way to go in moving computing forward.


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