COMPUTER scientists attempting to electronically replicate the human brain are close to creating a ‘living PC’.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 (KJV)
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: I want you to imagine a computer that is able to program itself without human interaction. Or software that can process a photo, see it just like you and I can, and then serve you exact matches to the photo you uploaded. Machines that can see, read, hear and understand? Absolutely. Daniel said that “knowledge would be increased” in the end times. Well, right now it’s actually exploding off the charts. Don’t think we are living in the end times? Think again. And if you don’t want to, the computer will think for you.
Engineers at the University of Massachusetts are developing microprocessors which mimic biological synapses – the nerve cells which pass messages across the human body. The science fiction-style project is being undertaken by Joshua Yang and Qiangfei Xia, professors of electrical and computer engineering at the US college.
The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn:
This video is absolutely fascinating in explaining how computers are being created that are able to program themselves. Don’t believe it? You will….
Their work focuses heavily on memristors – a computer component which could change science forever, switching the focus from electronics to ionics. Ionics, unlike electronics, is not dependent on a power source. It essentially has a memory, so even if it loses power it can remember what it was doing before and continue the action.
This means computers of the near-future will be able to shut on and off like a lightbulb, not losing any data or files in the process.
Different researchers and developers, including Mr Yang and Mr Xia, are now racing to be the first to harness this technology and use it to create a new generation of computers.
Professor Jennifer Rupp said: “I think there is a race going on. There is a strong driving force, but at the same time it’s very important that there are players like HP, because they want to get to the market, show everyone that this is real.”
IBM Research breakthrough in neuromorphic computing:
Mr Yang and Mr Xia explained the process in more detail in their report, explaining the process behind neuromorphic computing – computers which mimic humans.
They said: “Memristors have become a leading candidate to enable neuromorphic computing by reproducing the functions in biological synapses and neurons in a neural network system, while providing advantages in energy and size. This work opens a new avenue of neuromorphic computing hardware based on memristors.”
“Specifically, we developed a diffusive-type memristor where diffusion of atoms offers a similar dynamics and the needed time-scales as its bio-counterpart, leading to a more faithful emulation of actual synapses, i.e. a true synaptic emulator.
“The results here provide an encouraging pathway toward synaptic emulation using diffusive memristors for neuromorphic computing.” source