[NetBehaviour] Building a Brain on a Silicon Chip.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Mar 26 11:11:34 CET 2009
Building a Brain on a Silicon Chip.
A chip developed by European scientists simulates the learning
capabilities of the human brain.
By Duncan Graham-Rowe.
An international team of scientists in Europe has created a silicon chip
designed to function like a human brain. With 200,000 neurons linked up
by 50 million synaptic connections, the chip is able to mimic the
brain's ability to learn more closely than any other machine.
Although the chip has a fraction of the number of neurons or connections
found in a brain, its design allows it to be scaled up, says Karlheinz
Meier, a physicist at Heidelberg University, in Germany, who has
coordinated the Fast Analog Computing with Emergent Transient States
project, or FACETS.
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