*DARPA & IBM building a “global brain” “cognitive computer” for “monitoring people” and the “world”.

Posted: December 2, 2008 in 2008, Articles, Videos
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Listen carefully:

Dharmendra S Modha’s blog post: link.


IBM press release: link.

From Modha’s blog:

In September 2005, proposal to organize 2006 Almaden Institute around Cognitive Computing was selected by Dr. Mark Dean who then headed IBM’s Almaden Research Center and by four department heads (Dr. Dilip Kandlur, Dr. Laura Haas, Dr. Gian-Luca Bona, and Dr. Jim Spohrer).

On March 31, 2006
, grand challenge proposal to start a project on Cognitive Computing was funded by IBM Research.

May 10-11, 2006, a very successful Almaden Institute on Cognitive Computing took place. Please see here and here.

August 16, 2006, Cognitive Computing group was organized, and I became its manager.

April 27, 2007, BBC News reported my group’s work on a half-mouse-scale simulation in near real-time.

May 2-3, 2007, I co-chaired Cognitive Computing 2008 at UC Berkeley.

May 20-21, 2007, I spoke at the Decade of the Mind Symposium organized by Jim Olds and James Albus.

July 17, 2007, PC Magazine carried a cover story on Cognitive Computing.

On September 2007, I co-authored a letter in Science calling for a Decade of the Mind Initiative along with truly distinguished colleagues who also spoke at the Decade of the Mind Symposium.

November 10-16, 2007, we presented our work on rat-scale simulation at Supercomputing 2007 conference. See here.

  1. Reverend Manny says:

    um…. holy crap

    thanks so much for posting this…

    One Love,
    –Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

  2. Mike says:

    this guy is obviously one short of a six pack

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