Skynet found?

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  1. techs

    techs Lifer

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    http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-12/making-machine-mind-out-memristors

    How DARPA Is Making a Machine Mind out of Memristors MoNETA, software that runs a memristor brain, could make artificial intelligence a reality

    Artificial intelligence has long been the overarching vision of computing, always the goal but never within reach. But using memristors from HP and steady funding from DARPA, computer scientists at Boston University are on a quest to build the electronic analog to a human brain. The software they are developing – called MoNETA for Modular Neural Exploring Traveling Agent – should be able to function more like a mammalian brain than a conventional computer. At least, that’s what they’re claiming in a new feature in IEEE Spectrum.

    There’s reason to be optimistic that this attempt might be different from all the previous AI let-downs that have come before it. Why? The memristor, a concept that HP first realized in 2008. The memristor, put simply, is an electronic component in which the resistance is dependent on the amount of charge that passed through it at a previous time. In other words, it remembers the state it was in the last time charge was applied, unlike a conventional RAM cell (which requires constant power to maintain the same state).

    Their ability to both store and process information as it transfers charge (and to do so with far less power consumption) makes memristors more analogous to the neurons in the brain than any other previously developed electronic component, and they are small enough, cheap enough and efficient enough to someday be used to build computing platforms that function more like the brain: learning, making decisions, and even using a machine version of intuition to execute their roles.




    When thinking machines are made, will they nef on ATOT?
     
  2. DixyCrat

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    Interesting post; I have a friend working at AMD that did his masters thesis on self repairing capacitors, with an eye toward this kind of technology...

    I have no idea what it all means though; I'm a dumb hill billy from south Texas.
     
  3. Crono

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    They already are. See: a certain English user...
     
  4. DixyCrat

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    Shh If you use his misspelled backward name you will make him neff all over your thread.
     
  5. TheLonelyPhoenix

    TheLonelyPhoenix Diamond Member

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    Damn it, and I was spending all my time preparing for the zombie apocalypse...
     
  6. DixyCrat

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    The advanced AI will use our dead as their vessels!

    Ok... so nanite-infested zombies.... This is such a great idea, how do I patent it so that 100 years from now tween girls don't read it as an abstinence metaphor ?
     
  7. Kaido

    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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