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Friday, December 05, 2014

#AI: "Sentient Computers Emulate Skynet"

In the illustration below you can see how artificial sentience is envisioned by Sentient--put thousands or even millions of CPUs to work using evolutionary learning on different segments of Big Data, then pick the best ones and repeat until sentience is achieved: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog and EE Times


One step beyond neural networks: Neural networks are good at learning to recognize particular patterns. The next step consists of evolutionary algorithms (EA), which use mutation to create pools of possible solutions on different servers, each of which ranks its pool of possible solutions. An evolutionary coordinator then compares the solutions and sends the best of the crop for validation against big data sets it has never seen.

FULL STORY at EE Times

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

#DISPLAYS: "World's Smallest HD Microdisplay Uses DLP | EE Times"

The world's smallest 2 million pixel (1920 x 1080) DLP Pico chipset can be built into ultra-compact applications -- from near-eye displays (think Google Glass), to heads-up displays, to augmented reality, to virtual reality, to gaming, to all sorts of tiny-projector applications, from ones built into what TI calls "screenless TVs" to even some smartphones.


The world's smallest HD display uses Texas Instruments legendary digital light processor (DLP)

FULL STORY AT EE TIMES

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#Algorthms "Stephen Hawking: How He Speaks & Spells"

Steven Hawking was given two years to live in 1988, since then he has learned to use a computer to speak and spell, presenting his ideas in "A Brief History of Time" which as on the best seller list for over 4-1/2 years, making him the most famous physicist in history. Read the full story on EE Times to see how he does it.


Stephen Hawking at work on his new manscript that is supposed to yield a "Theory of Everything."
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

TSMC Predicts "Next Big Thing"

According to TSMC, the next big thing will be a process technologies that allows different materials, such as MEMS and CMOS to coexist on the same chip. With that capability the designers imagination can be unchained for mobile devices and Inerent of Things (IoT) capabilities not yet even imagined: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog


TSMC Predicts Next Big Thing


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#MATERIALS: "Carbon RF Transistors Extend Smartphone Battery"

Eventually, smartphones and most the mobile devices will be made from carbon circuitry and carbon-fiber structural materials, unlike silicon and metal today. As a result they will be light as styrofoam, have weeks of battery life and be thin and flexible enough to fold or rollup before pocketing. Carbonics is getting the ball rolling by inventing carbon RF cells that extend the batter life of mobiles: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog

Microscopic view of the carbon nanotube RF transistor channel.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EETimes: "Flexible OLEDs Clear Last Hurdle"

Now the last hurdle to flexible electronics is a bendable, rollable, foldable film that keeps oxygen and moisture out of flexible OLED devices has been vainly invented: R Colin Johnson @NextGenLog


Kateeva's YieldJet Flex alternates thin inorganic layers with thicker organic layers to guarantee that no moisture or oxygen reaches the delicate OLED layer.

FULL STORY