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

 

 

 

***SNS***

The Ultimate Biocomputer:

Brain or Cell?

Part I

 

 

 

In This Issue

 

 

Feature:

The Ultimate Biocomputer: Brain or Cell? Part I

 

Understanding Neurons

The Internal Design

The Grand Design

 

Quotes of the Week

 

Takeout Window

Malware Going Exponential

 

Upgrades and Numbers

Russia at War: Ukraine

Elon Musk Re-Visions Teledesic

 

Ethermail

 

In Case You Missed It...
SNS Members Making News

 

Upcoming SNS Events
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About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?

 

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Recommended Reading:

 

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The Sony Hack And Nortel's Demise: Piracy vs. Crown Jewel Theft  - Mark's latest piece on Forbes.com.

 

 

 

 

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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