A startling report prepared by the Foreign Intelligence Service states that evidenced uncovered by France’s General Directorate for External Security, during their investigation into the hacking of former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s computers by the United States and Israel, is revealing that our world is about to experience a “technological singularity,” which is seen as an intellectual “event horizon,” beyond which events cannot be predicted or understood.
According to this report, the DGSE began investigating a series of attacks on the computers belonging to several close advisers to Sarkozy earlier this year, and which French intelligence officials linked to US-Israeli spy software said to have been created to target Iran’s nuclear program. Yesterday, however, the US Embassy in Paris took the unusual step of flatly denying this DGSE report that Washington was responsible.
This SVR report supports the US denial of this attack, in a most unexpected way, by stating that evidence it has uncovered points to this event being directed, not by any individual, but by a computer system acting on its own.
And not just any computer system, this report says, but a supercomputer under the control of IBM Research who uses this massive system in collaboration with the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics programme, and which recently announced it had reached another brain simulation milestone.
IBM and DARPA researchers took a dramatic departure from the conventional von Neumann computer architecture, last year, which links internal memory and a processor with a single data channel. This structure allows for data to be transmitted at high, but limited rates, and isn’t especially power efficient — especially for more sophisticated, scaled-up systems. Instead, they integrated memory directly within its processors, wedding hardware with software in a design that more closely resembles the brain’s cognitive structure.
The brain simulation milestone announced by IBM and DARPA this past week stated that their SyNAPSE system was now capable of crafting 2.084 billion neurosynaptic cores and 100 trillion synapses. This compares against a human brain’s 86 billion neurons and estimated 100 trillion synapses…