Computer Chip Emulates the Way the Brain Processes Information

Venture Beat reports on August 17, 2011 that IBM along with “four universities and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), have created the basic design of an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the brain processes information.” Here is the entire article.

Computers have gotten faster in processing through the bus that connects the processor and the memory allocation therefore the binary information or the ones (1) and zeros (0) or on and off that makes computing more like super fast calculators, and smaller as we have been able to get more ones (1) and zeros (0) on smaller and smaller chipsets. This new chip reportedly more ‘cognitive’ and ‘cognitive computing’ is more like a brain in that it sends out signals in many directions and fires off the neurons in various areas simultaneously. That is how some of us can walk and talk at the same time. Ever notice how your computer slows down significantly when faced with multiple tasks? Bus speed + processor speed + memory results in how much work can be done simultaneously.

Both types of computing, as this article outlines will be very likely to be used, and will probably be complementary. The computational computing works well for many applications, especially those that are mathematically based. We need the new computing style to scale up to handle bigger problems.

Isn’t this very much how you have to use your team, like a brain, recognizing the areas of ability to leverage resources to solve problems? Can you use cognitive development to improve your executive or leadership team? Applying the right resources and brains to the right types of problems and working synchronously or asynchronously will get better results.

Engage your team to Think and Use Brain Power to propel your team to get better results! Organizations achieve and Leaders excel when resources are used at optimum levels. The energy of your team is similarly affected by how you use it. Like the energy resources used for computing as described in this article:

The more powerful a computer gets, the more power it consumes, and manufacturing requires extremely precise and expensive technologies. And the more components are crammed together onto a single chip, the more they “leak” power, even in stand-by mode. So they are not so easily turned off to save power.

The advantage of the human brain is that it operates on very low power and it can essentially turn off parts of the brain when they aren’t in use.

Take advantage of your human resources and leverage team power to move your organization forward. Contact Dr. Deborah G. Estes and found out how she can electrify your leadership team.

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