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Drones that ‘think’ like humans could be heading for war zones: Darpa chip uses ‘neural networks’ to act like the human brain

Daily Mail [1]
February 8, 2016

The Pentagon is funding research to develop a microchip that not only promises brain-like artificial intelligence, it is small enough to fit inside a wide range of mobile devices. 

Known as ‘Eyeriss’, the palm-sized processor has a staggering 168 cores and is based on ‘neural networks’ that are modelled on the human brain.

By comparison, processing chips used in a wide variety of smartphones typically have quad cores.

This technology could make its way onto the battlefield in the form of drones or robots that could conduct their own learning in real-time, without the need for human analysis.

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