Based on the number of prominent research projects currently in the works, 2014 could be a tipping point for the field of personalized medicine and in silico research. Last week, the Insigneo Institute at the University of Sheffield spotlighted its Virtual Physiological Human (VHP) program, which the project’s backers describe as “transcending sci fi and Read more…
Bioengineers at the University of Stanford have developed a new type of circuit board modeled on the human brain. The Neurogrid, as it’s called, operates about 9,000 times faster using significantly less power than a typical PC. While no match for the power and capability of the human brain that inspired it, the new advance Read more…
Tech giant IBM announced it will invest one billion dollars in a new Watson-based business unit to promote sales of Watson-powered technologies. The supercomputer, named after former IBM president Thomas Watson, sprung to fame when it bested reining game show champions on an episode of Jeopardy in 2011. The two-day tournament was a proving ground for Read more…
American inventor and renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil has joined forces with the Redmond, Calif.-based search giant.
Computer scientists tantalizing close to passing the Turing test.
Recent advancement in big data, analytics, and language recognition could be setting the stage for a machine that could act like a human.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Vivek_Wadhwa_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”84″ />Tech entrepreneur turned academic, Vivek Wadhwa is currently the Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University, an institution that educates a select group of leaders about exponentially growing technologies. In this interview for HPCwire, Wadhwa describes his thoughts on the culture of Silicon Valley, Singularity University, the rising costs of education, and the rapid evolution of technology.
John McCarthy, artificial intelligence pioneer and inventor of the Lisp programming language has died.
Researchers build circuitry based on workings of human brain.
New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.