Thursday, 1 May 2014

Simulating neural networks

A fast and energy efficient circuit board which models neural circuits in the human brain offers new opportunities for robotics and brain-machine interfaces.  The device contains 16 chips and consumes just three watts to simulate in real time the computing capability of a million neurons with billions of synaptic connections.

Neurogrid: A mixed-analog-digital multichip system for large-scale neural simulations; B.V.Benjamin et al; Proceedings of the IEEE; DOI 10.1109/JPROC.2014.2313565; 2014.

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