Stanford recently announced a printed circuit board modeled after the human brain. Kwabena Boahen, a Stanford bioengineer, has developed energy-efficient microchips that mimic the human brain, and work faster than the average PC.
These microchips, or neurogrids, are quicker and more energy-efficient, allowing for quicker reaction times. Neurogrids are based on 16 neurocores, each supporting 65,536 neurons.
“The human brain, with 80,000 times more neurons than Neurogrid, consumes only three times as much power. Achieving this level of energy efficiency while offering greater configurability and scale is the ultimate challenge neuromorphic engineers face.
Currently being tested in prosthetics, Neurogrids will revolutionize electronics, prosthetics, and wearable tech as we know it.
Via: Stanford News
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