IBM claims to have developed a microprocessor, which is an imitation of the human brain. The new device is capable of storing new information by itself in the same way like a human brain does.
The developers of the device believe that with this development the technology will be able to learn about things. The leader of the project Dharmendra Modha, of IBM, revealed that they were trying to create a device, which possessed the features of the human mind like emotions, awareness about things, sensation and cognition.
The device uses two prototypes called the neurosynaptic computing chips, which contain 256 computational cores an equal to the neurons, reveals the developers. One chip has 262,144 programmable synapses, while the other contains 65,536 learning synapses.
However, the Company has not revealed about the working of the processor, but Dr. Richard Cooper, a reader in cognitive science at Birkbeck, University of London, stated that it imitated the physical connections using virtual machine.
As per Dr. Cooper, “Part of the trick is the learning algorithm - how should you turn those volumes up and down. There's a whole bunch of tasks that can be done just with a relatively simple system like that such as associative memory. When we see a cat we might think of a mouse”.