Friday, August 19, 2011

Cognitive Computers

IBM has announced that it has created and is now testing it's first Cognitive Computing chips. These chips are modeled after the synapses and neurons of the human brain. Current computers are little more than calculators, following every command through complicated and inefficient mathematics. Instead of following programming, Cognitive computers will experience and learn from their experiences.

The question is can they easily unlearn after they make mistakes? Will they self-correct so that misperceptions don't shape all subsequent experiences?

If so they will have a leg up on us.

Our personal realities are all defined by our misunderstandings and we just play along in that role as if stumbling through an episode of Three's Company.

Everyone is confused. Everyone is bound by their own miscalculation.

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