WEAPONS systems with the intelligence of human brains could be reality soon, if Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gets its way.
DARPA has announced that it is working to build electronic neural architectures that can learn, adapt and respond to situations on the battlefield.
Currently, unmanned systems and electronic devices can collect and process information according to their programming.
DARPA’s Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (aptly shortened to SyNAPSE) program aims to develop biological-scale neuromorphic electronic systems that mimic important functions of a human brain.
Applications for neuromorphic electronics include robotic and manned systems, and sensory and integration applications such as image processing.