Qualcomm's Matt Grob
Is your smartphone waking you up with late-night callers? Tell that phone it's a “bad phone” and someday, in the not too distant future, it may learn on its own not to do it again.
Want a special alert whenever your boyfriend texts? A little nudge of “good phone” may teach that device a few new tricks.
The technology industry is taking a cue from the natural world to make devices smarter, modeling new computer processors after the design of biological brains. In just a few years, you may be able to train a device with a Zeroth chip from Qualcomm (QCOM), for example, just like you train your dog.
“We’re looking at a processor more adept at processing sensory information, recognizing patterns and making predictions,” says Anthony Lewis, lead engineer on the Zeroth project.
Promising new directions
Computer scientists have been playing with brain-like neural networks for decades, mainly as complex software simulations running on massive supercomputers. But advancing research in both chipRead More »from Train Your Smartphone Like You Train Your Dog: Coming Soon