Sunday, June 25, 2006

Hello Skynet

Researchers from IBM Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have developed the first silicon-based chip capable of operating at frequencies above 500 GHz -- 500 billion cycles per second -- by cryogenically freezing the chip to 451 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (4.5 Kelvins)...

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At these speeds, Enderle told eChannelLine, and with the proper programming and software, there is hardware potential to create large, and scale highly accurate (virtually perfect) artificial reality and artificial intelligence that could, in many ways, exceed what humans are capable of.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about this accomplishment so as I can be one of the first to welcome our robot overlords.

~Phineas

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