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Qualcomm, a large manufacturer of mobile processors, has started the development of a new line of mobile processors that can learn, just like the human brain. The processors can be taught what is good and what is bad and will act accordingly.

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Teaching a processor (or robot in case of the video below) what is good or bad is quite easy and it has been done many times before. The hard thing is making it learn. When you have told that certain behavior is good or bad, it should also be able to make judgment when new situations arise. So far, few processors or AI systems have been able to independently make good decisions.

Qualcomm thinks it is up to the job, however, and to help them achieve their goals they have designed an entirely new processor architecture. The new Zeroth architecture will not just have a cpu and gpu, but it will also feature a neutral processing unit, that should handle all brain-like computation.

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