‘Human Brain’ Supercomputer With 1 Million Processors Switched On For First Time

It’s so inspiring to hear news of a groundbreaking project based in the UK. For 20 years, The University of Manchester has been at the forefront of computer science, developing a million-processor-core supercomputer, ‘SpiNNaker‘. The applications of this technology could be revolutionary in helping us to understand how the brain works, and in studying diseases…

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Virtual Reality May Boost Empathy More Than Other Media

While we must take the implications of technological advancement seriously, we can still get excited about the possible benefits. By its very definition, empathy is about putting oneself in another’s shoes, so what better than virtual reality, “the ultimate empathy machine”? In this article from Futurity, Alex Shashkevich, Stanford University, is exploring new research into how technology…

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