‘Human brain’ supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time
The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer designed and built to work in the same way a human brain does, has been fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core and is being switched on for the first time.
The newly formed million-processor-core Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker) machine is capable of completing more than 200 million million actions per second, with each of its chips having 100 million moving parts.
Read more about the SpiNNaker supercomputer here
Amazon will begin selling an exclusive line of health devices
Amazon is offering an exclusive brand of consumer-focused medical devices to help consumers manage diabetes and hypertension, according to CNBC. The brand, dubbed Choice, was developed by health consultancy firm Arcadia Group. Choice will initially include blood pressure cuffs and glucose monitors with supporting mobile apps that offer measurement tracking and reminders.
Read more about Amazon’s Health offering here
The world’s first robot delivery service is launching in the UK
Starship launches robot package delivery service in the UK. The dream of having a robot deliver packages to your home is now real, provided you live in the right part of the UK. Starship Technologies has launched a ground-based robot package service (the first in the world, according to the company) in Milton Keynes.
Walmart is building an AI lab inside one of its store
Walmart is building an AI lab inside one of its has just announced its plans to launch what it’s calling an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York.
The idea is to test both associate and customer experiences. For example, Walmart wants to use artificial intelligence to better identify when items are running low on stock so that it can proactively replenish the stock. Lead by an internal team called Kepler, Walmart also envisions using the technology to identify spills, better understand when shopping carts are running low near the entrance and identify when items are on the wrong shelf.
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