New Computer Programming Language Imitates The Human Brain

As we pointed out earlier this week, we’re still far from being able to replicate the awesome power of the human brain. So rather than use traditional models of computing, IBM has decided to design an entirely new computer architecture — one that’s taking inspiration from nature. » 8/09/13 3:21pm 8/09/13 3:21pm

IBM's Watson computer has parts of its memory cleared after developing…

It all started a couple of years ago when IBM's Watson, the computer voted most likely to destroy us when the technological Singularity strikes, was given access to the Urban Dictionary. In an attempt to help Watson learn slang — and thus be more amenable to conversational language — the machine subsequently picked up … » 1/11/13 1:32pm 1/11/13 1:32pm

Within five years, IBM's smartphone will hear, see, smell, taste, and…

At the end of each year, IBM Research lists "innovations that will change our lives in the next five years." This year's "IBM 5 in 5" is particularly intriguing in that their braintrust is heralding the age of "cognitive computing" — a technological era in which computers and handheld devices can better approximate and even … » 12/18/12 2:55pm 12/18/12 2:55pm

IBM’s Sequoia crushes all other supercomputers in new ranking

Step aside, Fujitsu K — there's a new king of the mountain, and its name is Sequoia. For the first time in three years, an American-built device has taken top spot in a ranking of the 500 most powerful supercomputers. Developed by IBM, Sequoia will be used to – get ready for the letdown – carry out simulations to help … » 6/18/12 1:39pm 6/18/12 1:39pm

IBM's "neurosynaptic" chips are the closest thing to a synthetic brain yet

While the comparison between the computer and the human brain is one that has been made for over half a century, the way each one processes information could not be more different. Now, IBM researchers have designed a revolutionary chip that, for the first time, actually mimics the functioning of a human brain. » 8/18/11 3:16pm 8/18/11 3:16pm

This Is What Game Consoles Really Do To Your Brain

Video game tech could literally save your brain. Currently, when your neurologist needs to make a snap judgment about brain surgery, a 3-D brain image like the one above might not be ready for hours — far too long in an emergency. But now the Mayo Clinic is teaming up with IBM to develop ways to create a 3-D image from … » 1/10/08 9:20am 1/10/08 9:20am