IBM cognitive computing project: so far so good…

Image from the IBM cognitive computing project.I don’t know much about this widely-publicized project to build a electronic brain in a brain-sized package as I’ve just found out about it and I haven’t yet managed to get my hands on any real technical information. However, reading the IBM press release I found out something very positive that has been omitted from most of the coverage so far. One of the researchers collaborating with IBM is Kwabena Boahen, head of Stanford’s Brains in Silicon Lab, a former student of Caltech’s Carver Mead, and a key researcher in the neuromorphic engineering community. Exactly what this means in terms of the approach that the researchers are taking is hard to say, but I’ll do my best to find out.