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A neuromorphic-computing 'roadmap’

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Posted in Software on 23rd Apr, 2014 01:07 AM by AlexMuller

Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have  published a roadmap that details innovative analog-based techniques that they believe could make it possible to build a practical neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computer while minimizing energy requirements. The roadmap was published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience (open access).

 
“A configurable analog-digital system can be expected to have a power efficiency improvement of up to 10,000 times compared to an all-digital system,” said Jennifer Hasler, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and a pioneer in using analog techniques for neuromorphic computing.
 
“To my knowledge, this is the first time a detailed neuromorphic roadmap has been attempted,” said Hasler. “We describe specific computational techniques could offer real progress in neuromorphic systems.”
 
Unlike digital computing, in which computers can address many different applications by processing different software programs, analog circuits have traditionally been hard-wired to address a single application.
 
For example, cell phones use energy-efficient analog circuits for a number of specific functions, including capturing the user’s voice, amplifying incoming voice signals, and controlling battery power.

 


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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-23
+2
Very interesting. It seems that the idea that it is possible to build next generation of computers that are much more powerful - based on brain function- is becoming one step closer
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-23
+3
Yes, good news. For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s. Now, it is great to see that computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-23
+3
One new approach is quantum computing, in which the computer takes advantage of the ambiguous, “quantum” states of matter. Here they made progress in neuromorphic processing, in which circuits are wired together in a manner similar to the way neurons in the human brain connect to each other. Promising. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-23
+3
This is very popular topic and it seems that everyone knows that there is something big happening, and they’re trying find out what it is Reply


 

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