The so-called "neurosynaptic" chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the scientists say.
The researchers from IBM, Cornell Tech and collaborators from around the world said they took an entirely new approach in design compared with previous computer architecture, moving toward a system called "cognitive computing."
"We have taken inspiration from the cerebral cortex to design this chip," said IBM chief scientist for brain-inspired computing, Dharmendra Modha, referring to the command center of the brain.
He said existing computers trace their lineage back to machines from the 1940s which are essentially "sequential number-crunching calculators" that perform mathematical or "left brain" tasks but little else.
The new chip dubbed "TrueNorth" works to mimic the "right brain" functions of sensory processing—responding to sights, smells and information from the environment to "learn" to respond in different situations, Modha said.
It accomplishes this task by using a huge network of "neurons" and "synapses," similar to how the human brain functions by using information gathered from the body's sensory organs.
The researchers designed TrueNorth with one million programmable neurons and 256 million programmable synapses, on a chip with 4,096 cores and 5.4 billion transistors.
A key to the performance is the extremely low energy use on the new chip, which runs on the equivalent energy of a hearing-aid battery.
Sensor becomes the computer
Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed phys.org Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
Post by Astral Light on Aug 19, 2014 16:50:08 GMT -5
Workers building the world’s biggest ships could soon don robotic exoskeletons to lug around 100-kilogram hunks of metal as if they’re nothing
AT A sprawling shipyard in South Korea, workers dressed in wearable robotics were hefting large hunks of metal, pipes and other objects as if they were nothing.
It was all part of a test last year by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, at their facility in Okpo-dong. The company, one of the largest shipbuilders in the world, wants to take production to the next level by outfitting staff with robot exoskeletons that give them superhuman strength.
Gilwhoan Chu, the lead engineer for the firm's research and development arm, says the pilot showed that the exoskeleton does help workers perform their tasks. His team is working to improve the prototypes so that they can go into regular use in the shipyard, where robots already run a large portion of a hugely complex assembly system.
The exoskeleton fits anyone between 160 and 185 centimetres tall. Workers do not feel the weight of its 28-kilogram frame of carbon, aluminium alloy and steel, as the suit supports itself and is engineered to follow the wearer's movements. With a 3-hour battery life, the exoskeleton allows users to walk at a normal pace and, in its prototype form, it can lift objects with a mass of up to 30 kilograms.
To don the exoskeleton, workers start by strapping their feet on to foot pads at the base of the robot. Padded straps at the thigh, waist and across the chest connect the user to the suit, allowing the robot to move with their bodies as it bears loads for them. A system of hydraulic joints and electric motors running up the outside of the legs links to a backpack, which powers and controls the rig.
Frames designed for individual tasks can be attached to the backpack, with some arcing over a person's head like a small crane. As well as boosting raw lifting ability, the suit helps workers manipulate heavy components precisely: it takes most of the weight, so the user is effectively handling light objects.
Chu says worker feedback from the trial has been mostly positive. Testers were pleased that the exoskeleton let them lift heavy objects repeatedly without strain, but everyone also wanted it to move faster and be able to cope with heavier loads. Chu is working on it. "Our current research target of the lifting capacity is about 100 kilograms," he says.
The world's top three shipbuilding firms are South Korean – Daewoo, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries – and their shipyards are already renowned for their level of automation. In a study of the firms' facilities in 2012, US Navy personnel found that five out of the six yards they visited used robots in some capacity. At one shipyard, robots did 68 per cent of all welding as well as carrying out jobs from cutting and grinding steel to polishing freshly assembled hulls, with minimal human oversight.
"At the time, most of the yards we toured were significantly more advanced in robotic welding than the US yards performing naval ship construction, and had been for a long time," Gene Mitchell, the retired US Navy officer who led the research told New Scientist.
All this automation goes into building truly gargantuan vessels. Daewoo has a $1.9 billion contract from shipping giant Maersk to build 10 55,000-tonne container ships. Each 400 metres in length, with space for 18,000 containers, they will be the largest of their kind ever built.
As the industry grows, so too will the need for automation, including robotic suits of the kind Daewoo is experimenting with. The prototypes still have several important kinks to be worked out, though. In tests, workers had a hard time negotiating sloping or slippery surfaces. And the prototypes cannot yet cope with twisting motions, so workers making turns while carrying heavy objects could tire out easily.
Still, Chu is committed. "We've been developing and applying robots and automation in shipbuilding for more than a decade," he says. And if he has his way, humans will soon be effortlessly wielding ship parts that weigh more than they do.
This article appeared in print under the headline "Lifting big"
Laurence Mountford Just Getting Started? Just Getting Started Getting Sorted.. Hopefully...
John Benge Reminds me of the Biotuner made by Sota Instuments. A lot more is known about brain function than this article lets out. Also, they push brain implants, which are mainly for mind control by the psychopathic elites.
Evan Z. Hopkins #GhostInTheShell - coming to be a reality soon? Ideas stem from somewhere
Human Head Transplant Now Theoretically Possible Since the 1960s, doctors and neurosurgeons have been successfully attaching the heads of dogs and monkeys to different bodies. Now, human head transplants? EXPOSINGTRUTH.COM
Donald Marshall Been done.
Donald Marshall Long time ago
Brandon Lamar Johnson Idk about u but im about ready to leave
Brandon Lamar Johnson I may off myself 2
John Cwik Richard Nixon head on Obama body .
Celine O'carroll you're part of the war on terror Brandon Lamar Johnson....we need you here and all our warriors...no offing yourselves til all this is over.
Post by Astral Light on Aug 30, 2014 20:35:17 GMT -5
The UK beheading of the British soldier wasn't real either guys.
Donald Marshall ..........Or sandy hook. Or a couple of other things.
Donald Marshall........... It's a technology they have.
Donald Marshall ......Or sandy hook. Or a couple of other things.
Donald Marshall It's a technology they have.
Donald Marshall ..........This will sound fucked up but bear with me.
Donald Marshall ..............The black guy was real... The others weren't... They were like the negative of a photograph.
Donald Marshall ...............Now listen... It's a little like the inception movie...
Donald Marshall.......... Those negatives that the black guy was interacting with... They HAVE to stay on course if whatever they are doing in real world or they attack. They will attack unless they can continue on their course...
Donald Marshall .............I've seen it. I've prevented people from continuing their courses there to see what happens and they flip out. In real life it affects them.
Billy Sweeney......... I know that black guys real, I once bought weed off him years ago he lived 15 minutes walk from my house
Donald Marshall............ To the best of my knowledge there is no defence against this.
Donald Marshall .........Watch when the woman with the pull cart walks past the black guy
Donald Marshall.......... He seems to fear her and move.
Donald Marshall.............. It's because if he'd stayed in her path while not actually being there in real world she would have attacked him.
Donald Marshall ...........Notice this.
Donald Marshall.............. It's why they just walked by.
Donald Marshall ............It wasn't real plane
Donald Marshall ............They can still video it though. But that black guy was dizzy and sick I assure you. It's a side effect of being there.
Donald Marshall .............Laymans terms. For a slightly confusing tech they have.
Billy Sweeney.............. And yet she doesn't seem to fear him, even though he's stood there holding a big bloody knife, which I always found very odd. . . And the blood on the hands in this video is clearly just a red blurr super imposed over his hands, looks like cgi, and not even very good cgi to be honest.
Billy Sweeney ..................Also this black guy has a friend that claims the MI5 had been approaching this guy (the guy who did the killing) for months prior to the event happening.
Donald Marshall ..........Notice how he quickly moved out of her way? And seemed concerned for a second?
Donald Marshall............ It's because it was negative plane and she may have started smashing him with the pull cart like a zombie psycho if he had barred her natural path.
Donald Marshall.............. It's weird.
Billy Sweeney ..............It certainly is difficult to try wrap my head around I must say. . .
Billy Sweeney ..............But were definitely in agreement that this event was not the way the media portrayed it to be
Donald Marshall .............Yeah
Donald Marshall.............. Hey
Donald Marshall............. That's laymans terms.
Donald Marshall........... It's why I don't mention it much.
Donald Marshall............. I dunno how that shit works. Lol
Billy Sweeney.............. I respect the honesty brother, just because you've been involved in very "conspiratorial" Matters, doesn't mean people should expect you to know everything about everything. (Y)Donald Marshall Yep
Donald Marshall ..............That's the jist of how it works though. People need to know that.
Sean Gatchell............. I really, really appreciate your efforts to bring this stuff to the public's attention, Don.
Baman Dw....................... Thats for letting us.know.bro, im gonna try it and see if.i can pick out shit from the t.v. N big news
Sean Gatchell ............Anyone got a link to the video? I haven't seen it yet. I knew this shit was propaganda without even watching it, just the coverage was iffy.
Donald Marshall......... YouTube uk beheading soldier.
Sean Gatchell ............All of the videos show very little, just the news blurbs. Good way of knowing it was manufactured, though!
Astral Light ............starts @ 1:04... UK Soldier Beheaded On The Street In London! Killer Then Gives Video Explaination To Eyewitness
Sean Gatchell ............Sudden cutaway when the lady gets more than 12 feet behind him, doesn't want to break her line. Shitty quality video compression, onlookers in the background are not responsive to the camera and men. Did the body just appear in front of them later? The shitty follow-up with the cop pushing "reporters" out of the way is so staged.
Billy Sweeney ............Not much blood on the black guys sleeves for a beheading. . . You'd expect them to be dripping with blood. . .
Sean Gatchell ..........Yeah, that whole area bleeds like a fucking explosion. Chop, chop, chop? Yeah, it would be every fucking place. This. Is. Bullshit. Poorly made, even with the help of the technology gifted to this Retards.
Trina Vaughan .................Oh... you mean there were some folks who actually believed that crap?
Ascending Pleiadian............... I KNEW IT . TOTAL FAKE . DONT FALL FOR THIS B.S PEOPLE , PLEASE WAKE UP . WAG THE DOG .
Ascending Pleiadian ...........YEAH TRINA I KNOW PEOPLE WHO DO . ALSO THE SHOOTING IN l.a.x was not a happening .
Trina Vaughan........... and Sandy Hook,
Ascending Pleiadian........... THANK YOU , I JUST PUT IT ON MY WALL, NOW WATCH THE PEOPLE WHO GOT DECEIVED COME OUT AND BLAST ME FOR THIS …. " NO RESPECT " BLAH BLAH BLAH . LOL
Ascending Pleiadian.......... AND BOSTON FAKE ASSED BOMBING WAS A FILM SHOOT . PROBABLY KNOXVILLE AND HIS PRODUCTION TEAM, RIGHT ?
Trina Vaughan............ the list goes on and on... guess folks buy that Warren commission report on Kennedy, buy the twin tower and the extra building 7 bullshit, they will buy anything they are fed!
Trina Vaughan............................ yes, Boston was another poor production
Trina Vaughan........... the theater in Colorado
Ascending Pleiadian...................... IM SICK OF SHEEP BY NOW , IF THEY CANT TAKE HEED AFTER 6 YEARS OR SO IVE BEEN TELLING THEM 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB, I GIVE UP .
Matthew Green .........Yes it was real
Trina Vaughan ..........I agree Ascending Pleiadian. I'm pretty fed up with the kool-aid drinkers myself!
The goal of the program, dubbed ElectRX, is the development of tiny chips that can be injected into soldiers with a needle to act as pacemakers for the nervous system. By precisely stimulating the right nerve endings with minute electromagnetic signals, the implants will treat painful and chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and mental illnesses, researchers say. What’s more, a joint fact sheet released by the Department of Defense and the Veteran’s Association revealed that DARPA scored a cool 78 million dollars to build the chips as part of the US government’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) program.
It is becoming increasingly clear that advancements in genetics and neuroscience are leading toward direct methods of mind control. An array of hi-tech methods have been announced – magnetic manipulation via “neural dust,” high-powered lasers, and using light beamed from outside the skull. As a result, scientists are making bold claims that they can alter the brain even to the extent of turning off consciousness altogether. But it is memory research that might be among the most troubling. As I’ve previously stated in other articles, our memories help us form our identity: who we are relative to where we have been. Positive or negative lessons from the past can be integrated into our present decisions, thus enabling us to form sound strategies and behaviors that can aid us in our quest for personal evolution. But what if we never knew what memories were real or false? What if our entire narrative was changed by having our life’s events restructured? Or what if there were memories that were traumatic enough to be buried as a mechanism of sanity preservation, only to be brought back to us in a lab? We’ve already witnessed research into the erasure of memories, the implantation of false memories, and triggering memories of fear when none previously existed. (Source) MIT researchers are now claiming to have found the specific brain switch that links emotions to memory. Once again, the temptation of helping those who have experienced trauma might open doors to very unethical applications.
Mind Control Scientists Turn Off Emotional Link to Memories thedailysheeple.com / By Nicholas West, Activist Post / August 28th, 2014 It is becoming increasingly clear that advancements in genetics and neuroscience are... BROTHERJOHNF.COM
Post by Astral Light on Sept 2, 2014 5:39:09 GMT -5
No, it’s not an alien colony, a time machine, or even a Russian version of America’s ionospheric HAARP program. But in a forest near Moscow, this Soviet-era “lightning machine” has a capacity arguably equal to Russia’s entire electricity output.
Bloggers flock to see this technical marvel, which has been dubbed the “High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generators Research Facility.” The testing range, a branch of the Russian Electrical Engineering Institute, is in the sleepy town of Istra, 40 kilometers west of Moscow.
Published on Sep 2, 2014 If ginkgo or memory apps aren’t working, then DARPA may have an alternative for you. The federally funded research center is developing an “implantable, closed-loop system” that may help restore memory. In simplified terms, the agency is creating a USB memory stick for the brain. RT’s Ameera David has more.
DARPA creating USB memory stick for human brain If ginkgo or memory apps aren’t working, then DARPA may have an alternative for you. The federally funded research center is developing an “implantable, clos... YOUTUBE.COM
Steven P. Nuxoll WOAH!
Steven P. Nuxoll's photo.
Phil Chuppa ucla 15 mill. from darpa, u of pennsylvania gets 22 mill.
Phil Chuppa pffft HOW ABOUT A BRAIN CHIP IMPLANT. well how bout it Don?
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Donald Marshall No thanks.
Adair Dfwtf Sheppard "The Beginning" of HeadChips..
Laurence Mountford because that never existed in films before this...
Phil Chuppa EATR: Pentagon's New Robot: The Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) will consume biomass for energy consumption. Robotic Technology Inc., based in Maryland, has developed this robot to survive without refueling and servicing for years. The engine powering the EATR is called the Waste Heat Engine. This engine acts a lot like a steam-powered engine in that it burns fuel and causes water to cycle through and generate electricity. The various applications of the robot include, but definitely are not limited to: ambulances, offensive vehicles, communications, and recon. The Pentagon is researching the various applications that can be used on this robot's platform.
Android Man - Human-like Robot An android (android man) is a robot or a synthetic organism that is supposed to look and act like a human. Its body has also a flesh-like resemblance. The de... YOUTUBE.COM
Donald Marshall - Or sandy hook. Or a couple of other things. It's a technology they have. They've called it many things. Singularity. The negative plane. The void. Allow me to explain in laymans terms Because I have been in this negative plane lol Only other dimensional thing they got and it's useless pretty much. I want you to watch the video of it again. This will sound fucked up but bear with me. The black guy was real... The others weren't... They were like the negative of a photograph. Now listen... It's a little like the inception movie...Those negatives that the black guy was interacting with... They HAVE to stay on course if whatever they are doing in real world or they attack. They will attack unless they can continue on their course...I've seen it. I've prevented people from continuing their courses there to see what happens and they flip out. In real life it affects them. To the best of my knowledge there is no defence against this. Watch when the woman with the pull cart walks past tge black guy He seems to fear her and move. It's because if he'd stayed in her path while not actually being there in real world she would have attacked him. Notice this. It's why they just walked by. It wasn't real plane They can still video it though. But that black guy was dizzy and sick I assure you. It's a side effect of being there. Laymans terms. For a slightly confusing tech they have.
Billy Sweeney - And yet she doesn't seem to fear him, even though he's stood there holding a big bloody knife, which I always found very odd. . . And the blood on the hands in this video is clearly just a red blurr super imposed over his hands, looks like cgi, and not even very good cgi to be honest.
Donald Marshall - Notice how he quickly moved out of her way? And seemed concerned for a second? It's because it was negative plane and she may have started smashing him with the pull cart like a zombie psycho if he had barred her natural path. It's weird.
Billy Sweeney - It certainly is difficult to try wrap my head around I must say. . .But were definitely in agreement that this event was not the way the media portrayed it to be
Donald Marshall - Yeah Hey That's laymans terms. It's why I don't mention it much. I dunno how that shit works. Lol
Billy Sweeney - I respect the honesty brother, just because you've been involved in very "conspiratorial" Matters, doesn't mean people should expect you to know everything about everything.
Donald Marshall - Yep That's the jist of how it works though. People need to know that.
Sean Gatchell - Anyone got a link to the video? I haven't seen it yet. I knew this shit was propaganda without even watching it, just the coverage was iffy.
Donald Marshall - YouTube uk beheading soldier.
Sean Gatchell - All of the videos show very little, just the news blurbs. Good way of knowing it was manufactured, though!
Astral Light - starts @ 1:04...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eldbHCxkM0 UK Soldier Beheaded On The Street In London! Killer Then Gives Video Explaination To Eyewitness