Today’s Tech Sightings:
Researchers at New Mexico-based start-up Knowm are working on a new generation of computer chips that can emulate more closely the way the human brain works. While existing chips can store a lot of information, the new breed, called memristors, can help artificial intelligence systems understand it and could potentially aid in identifying diseases or parse trends to make predictions.
A new study from 1E found that billions of dollars are wasted each year on unused software. Looking at 1,800 software titles installed on 3.6 million desktops in 129 U.S. companies, the study tallied up the cost to $259 per desktop, or up to $30 billion annually of wasted money.
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