This video is mind blowing. Well, for Dharmendra S. Modha, manager of cognitive computing at the IBM Almaden Research Center, his job is mind developing. Er, coming up with a computing brain that mimics our own. This is a HUGE challenge and he talks about all the people and organizations that IBM is working with to make this happen.
I visited IBM's Almaden Research Center (where the hard drive was invented) to see what the researchers there were working on. I met James Kaufman, who is a physicist who is creating an interoperable healthcare information system. It's quite remarkable and, if fully implemented, will let doctors and researchers predict where the next pandemic will happen.