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IBM unveils Brain-Like chip: TrueNorth chip

IBM unveils Brain-Like chip: TrueNorth chip

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Few week ago IBM unveiled the TrueNorth chip which is being hailed as the Brain Chip. IBM’s research was published in Science magazine.

I BM’s chip replicates brain-like functions of nerve cells, synapses and much more. Each chip contains 1 million neurons and 256 millions synapses. The chip can making very complex computations like a super-computer and likewise shows off decision making and learning capabilities of a human brain. It is a product of neuromorphic engineering which is a way to mimic the working of biological brain.

The chip is an outcome of 10 years of research study, $3 billion financial investment and 200 people’s efforts. It works on just 70 mW energy, equivalent to a hearing aid.

TrueNorth Chip (Courtesy: https://www.research.ibm.com)

” It’s a supercomputer the size of postage stamp, the weight of a feather and operates on the power of a hearing-aid, It’s a truly extreme innovation.” said Dharmendra Modha, primary researcher for intelligence computing at IBM Research study.

” Creating this chip was no cakewalk, many believed it was difficult. The difficult has now ended up being possible. We hope the possible will someday become real.” said Modha.

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IBM SyNAPSE Team (Courtesy: https://www.research.ibm.com)

IBM says it can handle and lead future improvements in memory, information transfer and interaction combination, logic and sensor innovation.

For more, go to: IBM Research

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