Brainlike computers, learning from experience |

Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.

The first commercial version of the new kind of computer chip is scheduled to be released in 2014. Not only can it automate tasks that now require painstaking programming – for example, moving a robot\’s arm smoothly and efficiently – but it can also sidestep and even tolerate errors, potentially making the term \”computer crash\” obsolete.

via Brainlike computers, learning from experience |

An interesting article on neuromorphic processors, processor that act like neurons with synapse like connections that can change based on input.  In other words, these are neural nets that can learn.

One thing to note is that these are generally seen as a complement to existing processors, which is probably the best approach since the human mind is not itself a blank slate totally shaped by experience, but comes with a substantial amount of its own innate programming.

h/t amanimal

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