Chinese Scientist Invent Brain-like Computer chip


24 Mar 2015
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Beijing: Scientists from China's
Zhejiang province have developed a
computer chip that works much like
the brain, the media reported on
Jointly developed by scientists from
Hangzhou Dianzi University and
Zhejiang University, the new chip,
named "Darwin" was revealed
earlier this week after more than a
year of research, Xinhua news
agency reported.
"It can perform intelligent computer
tasks by simulating a human brain's
neural networks, in which neurons
connect with one another via
synapses," said Ma De from Hangzhou
Dianzi University.
The black plastic piece is smaller
than a dime, but is equipped with
2,048 neurons and four million
synapses, two of the fundamental
units that make up the human brain.
With the new chip, a computer can
do more while using less electricity.
"It can process 'fuzzy information'
that conventional computer chips
fail to process," said Shen Juncheng,
a scientist from Zhejiang University.
For example, it can recognize
numbers written by different
people, distinguish among different
images, and move objects on screen
by receiving a user's brain signals.
The chip is expected to be used in
robotics, intelligent hardware
systems and brain-computer
interfaces, but its development is
still in the preliminary stage,
according to Ma.
TrueNorth, an advanced brain-like
chip developed by IBM, is on the US'
technology embargo list to China, so
Chinese scientists had to start their
research from scratch.
The development of
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