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sharpiefan
01-30-2018, 03:59 PM
This Superconducting Switch Could Be The Missing Piece For a Human-Like AI Brain (ARTICLE LINK) (https://www.sciencealert.com/metallic-synapse-could-be-missing-piece-for-human-like-artificial-brain)



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A new superconducting switch could soon enable computers to make decisions very similarly to the way we do, essentially turning them into artificial brains.

One day, this new technology could underpin advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems that may become part of our everyday life, from transportation to medicine.

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) explain that, much like a biological brain, the switch "learns" by processing the electrical signals it receives and producing appropriate output signals.

The process mirrors the function of biological synapses in the brain, which allow neurons to communicate with each other.

The artificial synapse, which is described in a paper published in Science Advances on Friday, January 26, has the shape of a metallic cylinder and is 10 micrometres (0.0004 inches) wide.

It is designed so it can learn through experience - or even from just the surrounding environment.


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skuthorp
01-30-2018, 04:43 PM
Have a look at silicon based quantum computing and atom sized transistors in relation to this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/250317/atom_sized_transistor_foretells_quantum_computer_s cientists_say.html

robm
01-30-2018, 05:23 PM
So does this mean we could wind up with an AI supercomputer that was abused in its learning stage, and could go off the deep end? "Open the door, Hal."