Intel’s “Neuromorphic” Computing System

An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips.
An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips.
Tim Herman/Intel Corporation

As impressive as computers are becoming, they still pale in comparison to nature’s version – the brain. As such scientists have started designing computer chips that work in a similar way to the brain, using artificial neurons and synapses. Now Intel has unveiled its most powerful “neuromorphic” computing system to date. Named Pohoiki Springs, this system packs in 100 million neurons, putting it on par with the brain of a small mammal.

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