IBM has created a customized "brain-like" processor called TrueNorth that can mimic human brain. It comes with a whopping 4,096 processor cores. The chip contains 5.4 billion transistors. Furthermore, it is capable of mimicking 256 million synapses and 1 million human neurons.
Artificial intelligence is pushing new frontiers in today's digital age. IBM's Watson is a striking example, being probably the most intelligent computer in the world. Whereas Watson can converse with humans well, it still can't distinguish well between the underlying subtlety of different words, something Eric Brown is trying to help it with.
Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business back in 2005. Since then, the company has shown significantly improved performance in the mainstream computing arena but no notable improvement in high-end markets. To focus well on both, Lenovo has now decided to split the company into two groups.
Computer chips conventionally make use of electric signals to transmit data. However, there are limits to the speed of signals and consequently, this limits the data transmission speeds. IBM now claims that it has developed a new chip which uses light instead of electric signals and ensures higher data transmission speeds.
vThe success or failure of a movie is nearly always unknown until it hits the big screen. The response from initial screenings is sufficient to predict how well the movie is going to do on the box office. It now seems that the big data from social media is going to be increasingly significant in making such predictions.
It appears that most of the sales done online on Cyber Monday this year by consumers were performed through mobile devices, giving these devices a key role in e-commerce.
A new video aired on BBC last week has shown what IBM has under its sleeves. It's fascinating how the computer industry giant subsided itself from the price-cutting competition of the consumer market, and developed some of the most intriguing technologies for the future.
Although the size of computer chips has shrunk rapidly over recent years, it comprises of silicon and is bound to hit a limit soon. To counter that in advance, IBM has been working on a viable alternative, namely carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and the company recently had significant success on that front.
There are a number of global brands which are wildly popular among the masses, not only in the developed countries but also in the developing nations. These brands range from technology to food to beverages and auto-mobiles and a whole range of other products. Interbrand has released its 13th annual Best Global Brands report revealing this years biggest brands. Coca-Cola has secured the top spot in the list, followed closely by Apple.
Watson is IBM's super-computer which the company has been using to crunch the huge amount of financial data and present intelligence solutions to companies such as Citigroup. Now, IBM intends to enter the mobile app realm by pitching Watson as a speech-based smart assistant.