05. October 2017 | Allgemein
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Intel builds chip following the structure of the brain

While neural networks currently run as software implementations on classic CPU or GPU architectures, Intel goes one step further with the it’s latest development and introduces a “neuromorphic” chip.

The Loihi chip has 1,024 artificial neurons or 130,000 simulated neurons with 130 million possible synaptic connections. This is roughly the same complexity as a lobster’s brain, but is far from the 80 billion neurons of a human brain. The learning process is executed directly on the chip, which is supposed to be up to 1,000 times faster than conventional processor-controlled architectures.

The development of appropriate algorithms is necessary for practical application. Therefore, the chip will initially be delivered to Universities and research Institutes at the beginning of 2018.