Intel to design a brain-resembling chip


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Intel, trying to imitate actual brain functions, has started experimenting on a kind of chip that resembles brain.

These kinds of chips are more commonly known as neuromorphic chips. Named Loihi, the chip is being created in Intel’s research lab and aims to solve issues through its own numerous spiking silicon neurons. Similar to our neurons, the silicon neurons can alter the connections within themselves and adapt to new tasks.

The chip has 128 computing cores, each fitted with 1,024 artificial neurons that makes up a total of over 130,000 neurons and 130 million probable synaptic connections, reported Tech Juice.

Intel to launch its next generation chip

According to Intel, the chip can be used separately. Researchers said that Loihi is supposed to ‘self-learn’, which means to teach its own self the answers to various questions. Due to the nature of synthetic neurons, the chips will be more proficient as compared to normal chips.

Through mimicking brain behavior, the chip can speed up machine learning along with decreasing power requirements by almost 1,000 times. These chips will save data on-chip instead of massive datasets and contains the ability to learn new things on their own even if they haven’t been taught so.

Intel expressed, “The test chip [has] enormous potential to improve automotive and industrial applications as well as personal robots.”

According to Engadget, the first model of the technology would probably be released by November.—Business recorder