http://t.co/NPM3CuVQ Mobile synaptic systems – because they can learn to do just right and many things in parallel.
Tips for hard times – caring for talent you can’t hire now pays back later! http://t.co/41naZ72c
Sustainable engineering of consumer products means a much reduced amount of production waste, careful choice of good commodity components, integration of technologies with robust and scalable performance , and in general designing for a life together with the customer rather than a brief financial transaction.
Below is a neat introduction worth watching before each valuable day of good engineering:
Android now supports tap-to-pay!
Massively parallel processing and optimization is easy to do with Python using the playdoh module. It can easily vectorize tasks to use all the CPUs and GPUs available on your network.
Richert et al. report fast and realistic brain simulation for 138k neurons and 30M synapses using a high-end graphics desktop PC.
Edgars Lazdins has started the process to integrate such a brain into a humanoid robot called iCub. The brain will be very minimal but with some help with the training or more efficient simulator we could soon see it toddling around and explore our world through its own eyes!
Kuzum et al. suggest that a conventional mass-storage technology using phase-change memories (PCM) can perform like a young rat’s visual cortex.
Wondered why associative thinking matures so late during adolescence? If we smartened up sooner, we’d end up dumber – http://t.co/OW3LGyTF