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 6:16pm8/18/11 6:16pm