Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

Rob Lever

It accomplishes this task by using a huge network of neurons and synapses, similar to how the human brain functions by using information gathered from the body’s sensory organs. Sensor becomes the computer Infographic: A brain-inspired chip to transform mobility and Internet of Things through sensory perception. Credit: IBM This can allow a chip installed in a car or smartphone to perform supercomputer calculations in real time without connecting to the cloud or other network. Similarly, a mobile phone can take smells or visual information and interpret them in real time, without the need for a network connection. But they wrote that TrueNorth can deliver from 46 billion to 400 billion synaptic calculations per second per watt of energy.

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