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Intel Announces ‘Loihi’ A Revolutionary Neuromorphic ‘Self-Learning’ Chip Which Can Simulate 130 Million Synapses

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The first such project is the ‘Intel Loihi’ chip, which is basically a neuromorphic processor, aka a self-learning one.

Just like human brains create neural paths over time which is what eventually constitutes our iQ and problem solving capability, this chip will be able to “Learn” and have around 130,000 neurons and 130 million synapses.

The Loihi research test chip includes digital circuits that mimic the brain’s basic mechanics, making machine learning faster and more efficient while requiring lower compute power.

Neuromorphic chip models draw inspiration from how neurons communicate and learn, using spikes and plastic synapses that can be modulated based on timing. A total of 130,000 neurons and 130 million synapses.

To keep pace with the evolution of technology and to drive computing beyond PCs and servers, Intel has been working for the past six years on specialized architectures that can accelerate classic compute platforms.

Intel has also recently advanced investments and R&D in artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing.


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