Showing posts with the label #computer science

Computers Thinking Like Humans

New Switch Enables Computer Chips to Work Like Human Brains Brainstorming This is a bit of a brainstorm.  The breakthrough research is from the United States' National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Their scientists have developed a superconducting switch that learns like a biological system.  They call the switch a synapse like its brain counterpart. It's an artificial synapse that acts like a human brain.  It can process incoming electrical spikes to customize spiking output signals like the brain. Switch on "Brain Computers" This switch appears to be the missing piece for neuromorphic computing - computers that function like our brain.  The switch is small but powerful.  It's a tiny metallic cylinder 10 micrometers in diameter. New Form of AI This tech is envisioned by NIST scientists as a new form of artificial intelligence.  Computers enabled by this could increase decision-making and perception for cancer diagnosis and self-driving cars a

IDing 1 Person in a Billion In 1 Second

Facial Recognition Tech IDing Your Face Face Recognition  ID: Spotting and Defining Your Face  Sherlock Holmes Real-Time First off, facial recognition technology is awesome and the speed and breadth of its takeoff are breathtaking.  It's 2018's exponential high tech version of 19th century fingerprinting and it's  redefining global crimefighting. Sherlock Holmes would have loved it.  But it has some big privacy issues along with steroid-like growth that can be disruptive. Breakthrough Innovation Ahead of Regulatory Curves It's come on so fast that it's outpacing national and global regulations and leaves open the question of protecting personal privacy.  A Russia based company FindFace claims to be able to identify one person in a billion photos in under 1 second. The company behind it, NTechLab, has developed a proprietary algorithm.  They're selling FindFace globally. Global Face Recognition Players Beyond Russia Tech FaceFind isn't alone.  Big