February 14, 2013
A revolutionary new computer that never crashes
A revolutionary new computer based on the apparent chaos of nature can reprogram itself if it finds a fault.
Out of chaos, comes order. A computer that mimics the apparent randomness found in nature can instantly recover from crashes by repairing corrupted data.
Dubbed a “systemic” computer, the self-repairing machine now operating at University College London (UCL) could keep mission-critical systems working. For instance, it could allow drones to reprogram themselves to cope with combat damage, or help create more realistic models of the human brain.