Qualcomm has introduced its Zeroth processors, with new computer architecture. The chipmaker said the processors were developed with the human brain and nervous system in mind, creating devices with embedded cognition driven by brain inspired computing. Qualcomm said its wants its Zeroth products to learn like humans and so developed a suite of software tools designed to teach the products to understand what behaviour is desired and not desired. The chipmaker said that the Zeroth processor should allow devices to sense and learn the world as humans do, to hen take action when needed. Qualcom said its Spiking Neural Networks (SNN) mimic electrical pulses found in the brain and nervous system. Monitoring the neuron electrical spikes provides relevant information and overall efficient communication. Finally, the final goal is for the Qualcomm Zeroth processors to create, define and standardise the new Neural Processing Unit (NPU.) processing architecture. Qualcomm sees NPU's in a variety of different devices, but also able to live side-by-side in future system-on-chips. In this way, programmes could be developed using traditional programing languages, or they could tap into the NPU to train the device for human-like interaction and behaviour.