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Probability Chip – From MIT Spin-Off Lyric Semiconductor

Photo: Rob Brown

A Chip That Digests Data and Calculates the Odds (New York Times, Aug, 17, 2010) and the Lyric Semiconductor company web page Probability Processor: GP5 (General-Purpose Programmable Probability Processing Platform).  Looks like a variation on analog processing accessed within a digital framework.  And here is an article from GreenTech Can 18th-Century Math Radically Curb Computer Power? which explains the chip in reference to Thomas Bayes and error correction.  The crossover between error correction and compression is profound.  Remember; intelligence = compression.



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