Sci/Tech Cat Brain Inspires Computers of the Future

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Electronic devices that mimic how brain cells in a cat work could allow computers to one day learn and recognize information more like humans do.

Such brain-like devices might accomplish more complex decisions and perform more tasks simultaneously than conventional computers are capable of, researchers added.

"We are building a computer in the same way that nature builds a brain," said researcher Wei Lu, a computer engineer at the University of Michigan.

Microchips typically rely on transistors, which are essentially switches that can flick on or off to represent data as the binary digits or bits 0 and 1.

The devices that investigators at the University of Michigan are developing instead employ "memristors." These circuit elements, unlike others, carry memories of their past: When you turn off voltage to the device, memristors remember how much was applied beforehand and for how long.

 
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Dan

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honestly... is "memristors" the best they could come up with?
 

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Electronic devices that mimic how brain cells in a cat work could allow computers to one day learn and recognize information more like humans do.
Doesn't this Just sounds stupid? :rolleyes:
 

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Electronic devices that mimic how brain cells in a cat work could allow computers to one day learn and recognize information more like humans do.
Does this mean my computer will forget where certain files go, and what they contain? And they need to be told repeatedly to remember where and what they are?
 
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