IBM have made a lot of noise in the AI space, with their recent remarkable Watson victory – using a massive compute power and sophisticated algorithms to beat humans at natural language knowledge tasks.
Another of their projects has just received a $21m injection from everyone’s favourite future-tech funding source DARPA. The money supports the SyNAPSE project which links IBM staffers with a host of researchers at top universities.
I’ve dabbled in research in this area myself and fully appreciate the challenge and complexity of even trying to frame the problem correctly. I look forward to seeing the outcome of the SyNAPSE project – if not today, then at some point in the future.
If you want to check out the SyNAPSE project, then visit the IBM page: