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Now You Can Build Google's $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Now You Can Build Google's $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning -- an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software -- into the DIY era.
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“GPUs are so incredibly powerful,” says David Anderson, a computer scientist at Berkeley. “Programs that previously ran on supercomputers, we’re now realizing we can rewrite to run on GPUs at a fraction of the price.” His team at Berkeley recently rejigged the volunteer-parallel-computing platform, BOINC, to be able to run on GPUs. BOINC helps scientists analyze astronomical and biomedical data.

 
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33rd Square: The Human Brain Project Has Begun Building the Super Brain

33rd Square: The Human Brain Project Has Begun Building the Super Brain | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The multi-billion Euro Human Brain Project, co-funded by the European Union, plans to use supercomputers to model the human brain and then use the research to simulate drugs and treatments for diseases, create learning artificial intelligence and...
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Belinda Suvaal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:55 AM

Het menselijk brein: 10^12 neuronen (processoren) die door 10^15 verbindingen parallel met elkaar kunnen communiceren....lastige klus dus. 

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Energy Efficient Brain Simulator Outperforms Supercomputers

Energy Efficient Brain Simulator Outperforms Supercomputers | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Neurogrid is a computing platform that scientists hope will revolutionize our understanding of the brain.
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excerpt: "The difference is that the computations that underlie whether or not a neuron fires are driven by continuous, non-linear processes, more akin to an analog signal. Neurogrid uses an analog signal for computations, and a digital signal for communication. In doing so, it follows the samehybrid

 analog-digital approach as the brain."

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33rd Square: Grid Computing May Universal Access To Supercomputing

33rd Square: Grid Computing May Universal Access To Supercomputing | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Grid computing, currently being used by researchers at CERN in Switzerland to help uncover secrets from the Large Hadron Collider, will soon be available to everyone, allowing individuals to access super-computing power.
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