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    IBM DEVELOPS ARTIFICIAL NEURONS

    Post  Carol on Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:48 pm

    IBM DEVELOPS ARTIFICIAL NEURONS

    Posted on August 11, 2016 by Joseph P. Farrell

    Yes, you read that headline title correctly. IBM is claiming to have developed an artificial neuron, that can "learn" on its own, and here's the clincher, it does so not by processing digital information, but rather, analogueinformation, and the result is, more processing power can be crammed into a tiny space than is possible with the digital equivalent. Here's the article that many of you sent this week:
    IBM Creates Artificial Neurons That Learn By Themselves
    The artificial neurons were made using special materials called phase-change materials, which form the basis of re-writable Blu-ray discs. However, the artificial neurons do not store digital information; they are analog, just like the synapses and neurons in our biological brain.
    “We used the so-called phase-change nanoscale devices to emulate how the neurons in the brain operate,” co-author Abu Sebastian from IBM Research tells Newsweek. “The whole idea is that by realizing neurons and synapses using these nanoscale devices, we can actually bring down the size of the processor.
    But there's a "tiny" catch here, beyond the obvious implications that such a technology has for the creation of artificial intelligence, and I hope you put all this into the context of that "neural smart dust" I blogged about earlier this week, and also into the context of my speculations over there years about "hidden systems of finance" and "high frequency trading algorithms," for imagine if such a technology were coupled to such programs. Indeed, the article itself suggests just this possibility:
    The artificial neurons could also detect patterns in financial transactions to find discrepancies or use data from social media to discover new cultural trends in real time.
    Imagine, similarly, the use of such technologies in politics, polling, and so on, as well as in financial trading. Its ability to predict and anticipate trends would be a financial godsend, particularly to financial actors whose very business is such prediction, from the commodities and currency speculators, to central banks.


    Read more: http://gizadeathstar.com/2016/08/ibm-develops-artificial-neurons/


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