by Alfred Ng, NY Daily News
It turns out the world’s smartest supercomputer is a pretty good doctor, too.
Five years after dominating geniuses in its debut on Jeopardy!, IBM’s Watson is still putting human intelligence to shame.
The artificial intelligence machine correctly diagnosed a 60-year-old woman’s rare form of leukemia within 10 minutes — a medical mystery that doctors had missed for months at the University of Tokyo. Continue reading IBM’s Watson gives proper diagnosis for Japanese leukemia patient after doctors were stumped for months
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This week, HP unveiled a working prototype of an ambitious new computer system, dubbed ‘the Machine’, which the company claims is the world’s first demonstration of what it calls memory-driven computing.
The idea is that the Machine – which was first announced back in 2014 – will massively outperform existing technology, by placing extra reliance on memory to perform calculations, with less dependence on computer processors. Continue reading HP’s new supercomputer is 8000x faster than your PC
by Daniel Cooper, Engadget
And will spend $173 million in order to get it
Our world is in transition, with automation and digitization edging-out more humane forms of industrial labor. Some countries are actively pushing against that, but others, like Japan, are running head-first towards the future. The nation is believed to be pushing to build the world’s fastest supercomputer in an attempt to revitalize its recent malaise. Reuters is reporting that officials will spend $173 million on a machine capable of achieving 130 petaflops and besting current world number one, China’s Sunway TaihuLight. Continue reading Japan wants the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2018