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Inspirational insights from Professor Leon Chua's Lecture

Contributed by Kirk Bresniker, HP Labs Chief Architect, HP Fellow


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I'm going to have to watch the replay of Professor Leon Chua’s lecture #2 on “Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors but are Afraid to Ask”, and correct and expand my notes. There is also a blog that summarizes his last lecture.  Professor Chua doesn't dawdle when it comes to going through the material in his lecture series.

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Moving from the Internet of Things to the Internet of Your Things



Amip-Shah_1_April-2015_thum.jpgWhat is the right tradeoff between risk and value when more and more devices get connected to the cloud? What are the opportunities but also the serious risks to our privacy of the current state of the Internet of Things?


In the summer issue of HP Matter the head of Internet of Things research at HP Labs Amip Shah discusses HP's vision for how best to derive value from the massive collection of data and connected devices at the core of IoT -- but without putting people's privacy at risk.


Shah distinguishes between Generation 1,2 and 3 of the Internet of Things and introduces the notion of Distributed Mesh Computing. Generation 1 is the unbridled collection of people's data in the cloud. Generation 2 is the collection of data at the device level. And generation 3 is about building a system "that actually has to do with giving people control over their data."


Read the entire interview at HP Matter.



Your Device Isn’t As Smart As You Think It Is


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Professor Leon Chua explains the problems with flash storage and chip intelligence in the second installment of his 12-part lecture series, From Memristors and Cellular Nonlinear Networks to the Edge of Chaos. You can watch the replay of his second lecture, but here are some highlights from his talk about “Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors but are Afraid to Ask”.


Our world runs on a data storage system that is unsustainable for current battery technology, and doesn’t guarantee that our data will still be there in ten or twenty years. 

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How a new kind of chip could change computer architecture forever, according to Professor Leon Chua


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Professor Leon Chua, an award-winning scholar in the field of electrical engineering, kicked off his 12- part lecture series at HP this week. Over the next three months, the series— From Memristors and Cellular Nonlinear Networks to the Edge of Chaos—will look at his revolutionary research that is driving, among other things, the future of computer memory.


You can watch a replay here, but here’s a quick summary of the first lecture which served as an appetizer for the entire series, introducing all the professor’s discoveries that will be explored as the entire series unfolds.

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