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IBM pursues chips that behave like brains

August 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Computers, like humans, can learn. Today’s technology is only a narrow mimicry of what the human brain is capable. The challenge in training a computer to behave like a human brain is technological and physiological, testing the limits of computer and brain science. But researchers from IBM Corp. say they’ve made a key step toward combining the two worlds. Continue Reading

Google buys 1,000 IBM patents as part of lawsuit strategy

July 31, 2011 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK (AP) – Google Inc. has bought about 1,000 pending and issued patents from IBM Corp. in its quest to shore up its defenses against suits by other technology companies, according to documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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